Fabyan's chronicle


Fabyan's chronicle

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Full title: Fabyans cronycle newly prynted wyth the cronycle, actes, and dedes done in the tyme of the reygne of the moste excellent prynce kynge Henry the vii. father vnto our most drad souerayne lord kynge Henry the viii. ...


Robert Fabyan, -1513.


Prentyd at London : by wyllyam Rastell




2 volumes in 1 ([10], CLXXIII (i.e. CLXXIIII); [8], CCXXXIIII leaves) : coat of arms, 2 genealogical tables ; 29 cm


Title within woodcut border with printer's initials. Cf. McKerrow & Ferguson, no. 20.

Special title page for volume 2: The seconde volume of Fabyans cronycle conteynyng the cronycles of Englande and of Fraunce, from the begynnyng of the reygne of king Rycharch the fyrste, untyll the begynnyng of the reyne of our moste redoubted souerayne lord kynge Henry the. viii.

Colophon (v. 2): Thus endeth Fabyans cronycle. Printed by. w. Rastell [and] fynyshed the laste daye of December, in the yere ... M.v.C. and XXXiii.

Woodcut on verso of title page: Fabyan's arms. Cf. A.W. Reed. The editor of Sir Thomas More's English works: William Rastell (in The Library, 4th series, volume 4, no. 1)--page 33.

In double columns; foliated.

Initials; printed marginal notes.

First printed, 1516, by Pynson, under title: The newe chronycles of Englande and of Fraunce.

This second edition includes a continuation from the Battle of Bosworth to the death of Henry VII.

Title page, leaf A6 of the table and final leaf in good facsimile; remnant of original final leaf also present.


Bookplates of Philip Lord Hardwicke, Baron of Hardwicke, and of Philip Grantham Yorke, 9th Earl of Hardwicke--autograph letter from the latter, mounted on rear flyleaf, describing the first Hardwicke bookplate; typed biographical and binding notes mounted on rear pastedown.

Binding by Eric Horne, January 1970.

Inscription dated 1576 on Aiir; marginal notes (some cropped) in early hand.

Purchased on the Schulich-Woolf Fund, May 2016.


Rastell, William, 1508?-1565, printer.
Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, Earl of, 1690-1764, former owner.
Horne, Eric, binder.
Schulich-Woolf Collection.




Dated 1533 .F33 folio
STC (2nd ed.) 10660
ESTC 121369

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Robert Fabyan, -1513., “Fabyan's chronicle,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed June 24, 2018, http://schulichwoolf.omeka.net/items/show/147.