Three sets of the same bifolia from binding waste.
351G  Higden, Ranulphus.      d. 1364     Polycronycon
  Southwerke: P. Treueris at ye expences of J. Reynes, 1527.
  Folio,   Third edition. In this edition, which is a literal reprint of the second the woodcuts are inserted for the first time. aa1 &8, (only)
First printed by Caxton in 1482. Second edition, 1495, by Wynken de Worde.
This is three identical Bifolia from this book!   “The Polychronicon owes its interest to the light which it throws on the historical, geographical, and scientific knowledge of the age. It was the most exhaustive history that had yet appeared, and it enjoyed great popularity for nearly two centuries. There are said to be over a hundred manuscripts extant. There are also two English versions, one made in 1387 by John Trevisa and the other early in the following century. The former was printed by Caxton in 1482, by Wynkyn de Worde in 1495, and Peter Treveris in 1527. […] Many manuscripts of the Polychronicon end in 1327, and it seems probable that there was a first edition terminating with that year; the later portion down to 1342 is Higden’s own work, but the continuations from that date are by other hands.” (DNB)

STC 13440; Langland to Wither 144; Pforzheimer 490; Huntington C.L. 423; Sinker T.C.C. Cat. No. 865; Ames (Edit. Herbert) III, 1443; Huth Cat. II, 696.

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The 1495 edition looks quite different.

Wynkyn Higden 1495
Wynkyn Higden 1495

Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364.
Uniform title Polycronicon. English
Title Polycronycon
Publisher/year [Imprented in Southwerke : by my Peter Treueris at ye expences of Iohn̄ Reynes boke seller at the sygne of saynt George in Poules chyrchyarde, The yere of our lorde god M. CCCCC. [and] xxvii. [1527] the. xvi. daye of Maye]
Physical descr. [50], CCCxliiij, CCCxliiij-CCCxlvi, [1] leaves : ill., music (woodcuts) ; 2⁰.
General note By Ranulf Higden, whose name appears on 2a3r.
Translated by John Trevisa, who is named on 2a3r.
Edited and with a continuation by William Caxton, whose name appears on R6r. The continuation is reprinted from “The chronicles of England”, STC 9991.
The title page, in red and black, is xylographic. Variant: leaves 2a1.8 in a trial setting; title set in type: Policronicon:.
Imprint from colophon.
Includes index.

Identified as STC 18833a on UMI microfilm reel 448.
Uncontrolled note The word “ye” in colophon appears to be mostly in MS. in both CSmH and L (C.15.b.3) copies. L copy filmed on UMI “Tract supplement” reel E1 (Harl. 5921[6]): colophon leaf only. C copy filmed on UMI “Early English books, 1475-1640”:

leaves 2a1.8 only (variant setting).

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