15th Century

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Translated and continued by John Trevisa; revised and expanded to 1460 by William Caxton.Imprint from ISTC; colophon (referring to the preparation of the text) reads: . ended the second day of Iuyll the xxij yere of the regne of kynge Edwardthe…

[Letter from Edward IV to Maximilian, Duke of Austria and Burgundy regarding a case of piracy against English subjects.]
Letter, 25 lines, written with brown ink in chancery hand, large initial "E" with calligraphic flourishing, tag for seal cut out from lower border and with very fragmentary private seal of Edward IV in red wax.
Endorsement on verso: "Lettre du Roy…