Cronycles of the londe of Englo[n]d.

Accession number: 
PML 52883
Uniform title: 
Chronicles: England.
Andewarpe : by maistar Gerard de Leew, .M.cccc.xciij [1493].
[180] leaves ; 26.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Fellows, 1963.

Title from half-title page, leaf A1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf z8r: Here ben endyd the Cronycles of the Reanie of Englond with their apperteignaunces. Enpre[n]tyd In Duchye of Braband. in the towne of Andewarpe In the yere of owr lord .M.cccc.xciij. By maistar Gerard de leew. a man of grete wysedom in all maner of ku[n]nyg: whych nowe is come from lyfe unto the deth/ which is grete harme for many a poure man. On whose sowle god almyghty for hys hygh grace haue mercy. AMEN [Printer's mark]
Printed in Leeu's types 10:500G and 12:99G.
Signatures: A⁸; a-e⁸ f⁶g-h⁸ i-k⁶ l¹⁰ m⁸ n⁶ o-q⁸ r⁶ s-v⁸ x-y⁶ z⁸: 180 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
Half-title page with woodcut of English royal armorial, with woodcut borders. Woodcut initials.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25.8 x 20.4 cm.
PML copy missing 31 leaves: A1-2, 4-5, 7-8; a1.8, d1-8, i5-6, l10, n1, y1, 5-6, and z1-8; with quire A bound last. All leaves remounted at gutter, with some losses to text.

17th-century blind-stamped calf in-laid to 19th-century calf over paper boards (26.5 x 22 cm), sewn in 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; red edges.
Variant Title: 

Chronicles of England


Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: No significant marginal notations in text. Several contemporary English inscriptions throughout, including: [inscription including the name] William Wood[???] (leaves r6v-s1r), "[list of names] and all goode fellowes and [???]" (leaf t8r), "Thomas Shype is a knave so god me save...Jhon Warde [and] all this knowes...syes any other wayes is as moche." (leaf x6v). Modern pagination added after leaves removed. 18th-century bibliographic note on William Caxton (leaf a2v).

Dr. Paulin Martin (d. 1929), of Abingdon, inscription (front pastedown) and armorial bookplate (front endleaf 1 recto); William E. Park, of Boston; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from William E. Park as the gift of the Fellows, 1963.