Title and imprint from first colophon (2c7): Here endeth this present Chronycle of Englonde with [the] fruyte of tymes. compyled in a booke and also enprynted by one some tyme scole mayster of saynt Albons uppon whoos soule god have mercy. Amen. And newely in the yere of oure Lorde god. M.CCCCC.ii. Empry[n]ted in flete strete in [the] sygne of the son[n]e by me Wynkyn de Worde
"Third edition of the Chronicle; second of Descrypcyon ... This Chronicle differs from Caxton's mainly in having interpolated histories of popes and other ecclesiastical matters. However, it is an independent compilation, and derives its name from the place of printing of the first edition."--Pforzheimer
Signatures: 2A⁶ a-z⁶ [con]⁶ 2a-2b⁶ 2c⁸ A-C⁶ D⁴.
2A1, 2c8, and D4 = blank
Black letter, printed in double colums with woodcut initials. William Caxton's device is present on 2c7v and D3v
Carl H. Pforzheimer Library
English short title catalogue
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.)
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy G.4070.19 FOLIO bound in ca. late 19th-/early 20th-century black goatskin double panelled in blind over bevelled boards. Spine title stamped in gilt. All text block edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of Michael Tomkinson (Ex libris Michaelis Tomkinson, Franche Hall, Worcestershire) and bookplate of the BPL Benton Fund. Early/contemporary marginalia throughout. Later bibliographical inscriptions on each colophon leaf. Early inscription on 2A2: "Sum Joannis Boule et Amicoru[m] // Boule olim dict[um] Ba[mfylde?]" and "John Bamfy[lde?]". Ca. 16th-century manuscript memoria technica on D3 verso (kings of England through Edward VI): “Will Con Will rufus hen p[rimum] stephan hen que secundus rich Iohn, tercius hen. Ed. p[ri]m[us] Ed que secundus Ed ter. rich. secund hen quar quintus q[uo]que sextus Ed quart quint richard hen Sep hen oct Ed q[uo]que sextus”. All three blank leaves (2A1, 2c8, and D4) wanting. Purchased from Quaritch in Nov. 1939.
No title page found. No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found. No pagination.
Worde, Wynkyn de, -1534?, printer; Tomkinson, Michael, 1841-1921, former owner; Boule, Joannis, former owner
Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, entry 183; English short title catalogue, entry S121402; Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), entry 9997