The Book of the Illustrious Henries
IN THE ORIGINAL BOARDS
Published: Longman Brown Green Longmans and Roberts, 1858
Stock code: 1232
Roy. 8vo., SOLE PUBLISHED TRANSLATION, with an engraved frontispiece, title in red and black, endpapers marked; ORIGINAL BOARDS, worn and age-marked, neatly rebacked in cloth gilt, and generally a sound working copy.
With an engraved armorial bookplate. The frontispiece depicts the seals of the Austin Friary at King's Lynn. Capgrave (1393-1464), theologian and historian, is noted by his biographers as the most learned Augustinian friar. This curious work, the 'Liber de Illustribus Henricis', is dedicated somewhat self-consciously to Henry VI of England. It includes individual accounts of the six German emperors, first six English kings, and a round dozen of European and Scandinavian notables bearing the name. The present work is published in the 'Rolls Series' which also includes the present editor's translation (as 'The Chronicle of England') of Capgrave's 'Nova Legenda Angliae' originally published by de Worde in 1516