HOLINSHED'S CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND [SIX VOLUMES]
by Holinshed, Raphael
London: J. Johnson, F. C. and J. Rivington et al., 1807-1808. Reprint. Hardcover. Quartos, 6 volumes; VG-; rebound in modern 1/4 brown leather, orange cloth boards; paneled spine with gilt lettering; yellow text-block; ex-library, with bookplate to front pastedowns, scar to tail of spine of volume 1; mild foxing throughout; heavy, please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved above economics. Raphael Holinshed (1529-1580; /ˈhɒlɪnzhɛd/ ) was an English chronicler, whose work, commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was one of the major sources used by William Shakespeare for most of his history plays, the plot of Macbeth, and for portions of King Lear and Cymbeline.; Printer Reyner Wolfe gave him the project of compiling a world history from the Flood to the reign of Queen Elizabeth. This ambitious project was never finished, but one portion was published in 1577 as The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Holinshed was only one contributor to this work; others involved in its production included William Harrison, Richard Stanyhurst, and John Hooker.; A second edition was issued in 1587, but it contained some passages that were considered offensive to the Queen and her ministers. The pages in question were removed by order of the Privy Council. The missing passages were separately published in 1723, and a complete reprint appeared in 1807. [wikipedia];. Dupont. (Inventory #: 9-97-1295380)
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