One of the Great Histories of England Stow, John [1525?-1605]. Howes, Edmund [Active 1607-1631]. [Buck, Sir George (d.1623)]. The Annales, Or a Generall Chronicle of England, Begun First by Maister Iohn Stow, And After Him Continued and Augmented with Matters Forreyne, And Domestique, Auncient and Moderne, Unto the Ende of This Present Yeere 1614. By Edmond Howes, Gentleman. London: Impensis Thomae Adams, 1615. [xx], 430, 432-576, 578-815, , 816-957, , 961-968, 967-988,  pp. Complete. Woodcut pictorial title page. Main text in parallel columns. Early copperplate image of Stowe affixed to recto of rear endleaf. Folio (13" x 8-1/2"). Eighteenth-century mottled calf, gilt fillets to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, blind tooling to board edges, joints reinforced. A few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, front hinge reinforced, rear hinge cracked. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, some edgewear and light soiling to preliminaries and rear endleaves. $1,500. * First edition by Howes. Stow was one of the great English historians of the sixteenth century. The Annales is based on Stow's classic history of England, which was first published in 1565 as The Summarie of Englyshe Chronicles. It begins with an account of the ancient Britons and, with Howes's updates, ends in the era of English settlements in North America and records such events as the burning of the Globe Theatre in 1613. Appearing for the first time in this edition, the two appendices, each with title page, are An Appendix or Corollary of the Foundations and Descriptions of the Three Most Famous Universities of England by Stow and The Third Universitie of England by Buck, which includes descriptions of the Inns of Court. A second Howes edition was published in 1631. English Short-Title Catalogue S117596.
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