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Edward Hall, ‘Union of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre & Yorke, beeyng long in continual dissension for the Croune of this noble Realme, with all the Actes done in bothe the Tymes of the Princes, both of the one linage and of the other, beginning at the tyme of Kyng Henry the Fowerth, the first aucthor of this deuision, and so successively proceadyng to the Reigne of King Heny the Eight, the Undubitable flower and very heire of both the sayd linages’ (London, Richard Grafton) 1548; containing initial letters, and 1 full-page illustration with title ‘God save the King’ showing a king sitting on his throne with figures at both sides looking at him; title-page with text pasted within ornamental border, and printer’s device of Richard Grafton showing a tree springing from a barrel. Including dedication to Edward I, names of authors and English minsters, table of contents, and introduction to the history of Henry IV. With some contemporary manuscript notes on the margins and bookplate of William Mitchell with motto ‘Spernit humum’. Bound in brown leather with gold tooled border on covers and spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilded edges.
Engraving and etching, woodcut
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Height: 261 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 175 millimetres
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- This is a book telling the story of England from Henry IV to Henry VIII.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: Union of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre & Yorke
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