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    Matthew of Paris. Matthaei Paris Monachi Albanensis Angli Historia Major. Juxta Exemplar Londinense 1640, verbatim recusa; Et Cum Rogeri Wendoveri; Willielmi Rishangeri, Authorisque Majori Minorique Historiis, Chronicisque Mss...Duorum Offarum Merciorum Regum; & viginti trium Abbatum S. Albani Vitae. London: A. Mearne, T. Dring, B. Tooke, T. Sawbridge, & G. Wells, 1684. Krown & Spellman retail: $500. Folio. ¹1,A4,a-c4, B-7R4, *-9*2. [130], 424, 451-859, 856-861, [13], 961-1048, 1041-1175, [37] p. Old calf, gilt decorations to spine, title on red morocco. Some splitting to front hinge. Fine copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: "Matthew Paris is commonly regarded as England's greatest medieval historian...(He) became a monk of St. Albans in 1217, and succeeded Roger Wendover as historiographer of that abbey in 1236. He drew his information from many documentary sources including papal bulls and royal letters and from conversation with eye-witnesses of the events narrated...His style is graphic; his view is broad; and his opinions are expressed with fervour." Graves, Oxford Bibliography of English History, 2941. This is still the best edition of Paris' secondary works according to Vaughan."(Watts) made a distinct advance on what Parker had done..."D.N.B.        Wing P 359. ESTC r25517. Lowndes, 1773.

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