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    Important Shakespeare Source

    Edward Hall. The Prosperous Reigne of Kyng Edward the Fourth. [London: Rychard Grafton, 1550.]

    The entirety of chapter IV of Edward Hall's The Union of the Two Nobel and Illustre Families of Lancastre and Yorke, bound separately. The inclusion of the indexed table suggests this to be from the 1550 printing, as per the English Short Title Catalogue.

    Early half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Heavy rubbing to corners resulting in loss of much of the leather. Backstrip crumbling. Rear hinge tender. Top board detached, but present. Lengthy notations to blank preliminary page in a contemporary hand; several other short notations in ink. Some mild dampstaining. Three pages showing slight tearing to bottom corner, two resulting in minimal loss, not affecting text. Overall, in very good condition.

    Edward Hall's history provided significant source material for Shakespeare's English plays.

    ESTC, S120059. STC, 12723.


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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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