Title: Flores Historiarum per Matthaeum Westmonasteriensem collecti, praecipue de rebus Britannicis ab exordio mundi usque ad annum Domini. MCCCVII.
Publication: Francofurti [Frankfurt]: Typis Wechelianis, 1601.
Description: Folio, pp. [viii] 696 [xxiv]. First few leaves browned, some light browning and spotting elsewhere. Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked and recornered, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in second, the rest with gilt cornerpieces and central lozenge stamps, old (but not original) endpapers preserved. Bookplate of Edward Davenport on upper pastedown, purchase inscription of J. Ward (26 March 1899, Hartley) on f.f.e.p.
A reprint of the second edition (London 1570) of Matthew Paris’s important historical chronicle (formerly attributed to the fictional ‘Matthew of Westminster’), as edited by Matthew Parker.
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