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Holinshed, Raphael (d. 1580?) A Fragment of the Chronicles : Gerald of Wales's The Irish Historie.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
93
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$2,214$1,800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Holinshed, Raphael (d. 1580?) A Fragment of the Chronicles: Gerald of Wales's The Irish Historie. [London: at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas Woodcocke, 1587]. Folio, title page printed within ornate woodcut compartment, bound in later full calf, rebacked, contents good (some spotting), text printed in black letter, two columns, with historiated woodcut initials, 14 1/2 x 9 in.

Gerald of Wales (c. 1146-c. 1223) traveled on an expedition to Ireland with King Henry II's son John in 1185. This trip was the basis for his Irish History.

A-Q6, R2.
http://estc.bl.uk/S122178
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Henry II, John, George Bishop, Thomas Woodcocke, Henrie Denham, Iohn Harison, Rafe Newberie, London, Wales, 2nd millennium, Book design, De Barry family, Genealogy, Gerald, Gerald of Wales, Historiated initial, Initial, Medieval Welsh literature, Raphael Holinshed, Visual arts

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