CAXTON, William - Higden, Ranulf (Ranulphus). Polycronicon. ( Polychronicon ). (1482)


AUTHOR: CAXTON, William - Higden, Ranulf (Ranulphus). 

TITLE: Polycronicon. ( Polychronicon ).

PUBLISHER: [Westminster]: William Caxton, 1482.

DESCRIPTION: A single folio leaf, 26.8 cm x 19.4 cm,  from Liber Tercius, f. CXLVIII, 40 lines and headline, black letter, rubricated in red, ink annotations to outer margin in an early hand.

CONDITION: Minor toning to edges of leaf, overall VERY GOOD. 

REFERENCE: [BMC XI, 127; Goff H-267; HC 8659; STC 13483; Bod-inc H-121; Pforzheimer 490].

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: William Caxton was the first of the 15th C. printers to publish in English.  In 1938 The Book Club of California had issued a leaf book, limited to 297 copies, each containing a leaf from the Polycronicon.