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

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

TITLE: Polycronicon. ( Polychronicon ).

PUBLISHER: [Westminster]: William Caxton, 1482.

DESCRIPTION: AN ORIGINAL A single folio leaf, 26.7 cm x 19.5 cm,  40 lines and headline, black letter, rubricated in red, minor toning to edges of leaf, wide margined.

CONDITION: Overall VERY GOOD.

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

PROVENANCE: From #29 in De Ricci Census: "Joseph Ames's sale (May 1760, Catalogue p. 56, #797) to Dr. Gifford: bequeathed by him in 1784 to Baptist College Bristol."  The book was acquired and broken up by Spink, London C. 1975.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The present leaf is of St. Augustine's City of God. William Caxton was the first of the 15th C. printers to publish in English.