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  • Polycronicon.


  • Higden, Ranulf, -1364.
  • Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, printer, editor.
  • Trevisa, John, -1402, translator.
  • Bridgewater House Library, former owner.
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Otto Vollbehr Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [Westminster] William Caxton [after 2 July 1482]


  • -  World history--Early works to 1800
  • -  Geography--Early works to 1800
  • -  Great Britain--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
  • -  England--London


  • Incunabula--England--London--1482


  • -  Books 1-7 edited by Caxton from John Trevisa's translation; book 8, bringing the history to the year 1460, compiled by Caxton.
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 564
  • -  Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, H-267
  • -  Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 8659
  • -  Ricci, S. de. Census of Caxtons, 49; 35
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy: first leaf supplied; a few leaves at end damaged, repaired (some apparently supplied). Initials, paragraph marks, and underlines supplied in red; chapters numbered and dates supplied in red in margins. Signatures and notes of early owners (including Edmund Kempe, Guy Woode, Launcelot Bostok, Edward Hoby, 1584); data relating to births and deaths in Fabyan family during 15th cent. on leaf [1b]. Contemporary blind-stamped calf over boards, with clasps (1 wanting); back repaired.
  • -  LC copy: Provenance: Bridgewater Library (stamp).
  • -  Vollbehr H8659


  • [21], ccccxxviii, [1] leaves ([1], [21], [iv], [ccxxv], and the last leaf (wanting) blank). 27.8 cm. (fol.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Incun. X .H65
  • Incun. X .H65 Copy 2 Copy 2. One leaf only.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 48031298

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Higden, Ranulf, -1364, Former Owner Bridgewater House Library, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, and Otto Vollbehr Collection. Polycronicon. editeds by Caxton, William, Approximately Or 1492, Printeritor, translateds by Trevisa, John, -1402Lator [Westminster William Caxton after 2 July, 1482] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Higden, R., Bridgewater House Library, F. O., Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection & Otto Vollbehr Collection, Caxton, W., ed. (1482) Polycronicon. Trevisa, J., trans [Westminster William Caxton after 2 July] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Higden, Ranulf, -1364, et al. Polycronicon. ed by Caxton, William, Approximately Or 1492, Printeritor, trans by Trevisa, John, -1402Lator [Westminster William Caxton after 2 July, 1482] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.