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Savile - RERUM ANGLICARUM SCRIPTORES POST BEDAM 1596
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Author: Savile, Sir Henry (1549-1622)
Title: RERUM ANGLICARUM SCRIPTORES POST BEDAM PRAECIPUI, ex vetustissimis codicibus manuscriptis nunc primum in lucem editi. Willielmi monachi Malmesburiensis de gestis regum Anglorum lib. V. Eiusdem Historiae Novellae lib. II. Eiusdem de gestis Pontificum Angl.
PlacePub: London
Publisher: G. Bishop, R. Nuberie, & R. Barker typographi regij deputati 1st edition first printing
Date: 1596
Illustrations: Fine printer's mark on title + William of Sicily woodcut seal (p316) + woodcut pictorial initials and head- & tail-pieces.

Folio in 6's (325x215mm) contemporary leather binding with spine on 5 raised cords, rebacked and corners repaired in matching leather, Doncaster Library bookplates on pastedowns (ex dono William Chadwick, Arksey 1889). Titlepage + dedication leaf to Queen Elizabeth (signed Henricus Savile) + 520 leaves, inc. separate titlepages dated 1596 (in elaborate engraved surrounds dated 1574) for each of 4 sections: 1. William of Malmesbury and 2. Henry of Huntingdon (from earliest times to accession of Henry II), 3. Roger of Hoveden (up to year 1201) and 4. the chronicles of Ethelwerd and Ingulph of Croyland, with anonymous continuations up to year 1486; finally [30] leaves of chronological Tables (59 AD to 1066) entitled "Fasti Regum et Episcoporum Angliae usque ad Willielmum Seniorem". *A valued collection and Editio Princeps of all the English historical chronicles included. This first printing, despite rather thin laid paper, is the prefered edition. Savile was one of the main compilers of the King James Bible, and endowed Oxford Savilian chairs of Astronomy and Geometry (STC 2nd ed. 21783).

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