[Chronicles of England].

Accession number: 
PML 713
Uniform title: 
Chronicles: England.
[London] : [William de Machlinia], [approximately 1486]
[238] leaves ; 28.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title and imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Machlinia's types 4:116G and 5:116G.
Signatures: a¹⁰; ²a B-V x-z [and] aa-dd⁸ ee⁴: 238 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio and Royal quarto (see BMC; PML 715 with leaf G1.8 in quarto).
Initial spaces, with guide letters.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.5 x 20.2 cm, trimmed.
PML copy missing 7 leaves: a1-3 and ee⁴; 9 leaves inlaid (from other copies): ²a2.7 (21.6 x 15.6 cm), E7-8, M1, R5, x3.6, and dd8. Multiple leaves with repairs or remargined.

19th-century English gilt-tooled diced calf over wooden boards (28.5 x 20.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Charles Lewis. Plain, blue paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; plain endbands; gilt edges. PML copy with quires a-b previously bound at end, according to pencil foliation in bottom corner.

Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized; inlaid leaves ²a2.7 with red initials and paragraph marks.

George Wilbraham (1779-1852), armorial bookplate (front pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's, 20 June 1898, lot 201 (attributed to Caxton) for £101 to Bernard Quaritch; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front endleaf 1 recto) and purchase notes: No. 304, 2/2/1900 and price code: wlr/wl/- (front endleaf 1 verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.