The Description and Historie of England, Ireland & Scotland

Portion of the title page of F.17.48


The first and second volumes of Chronicles : comprising 1. The description and historie of England, 2. The description and historie of Ireland, 3. The description and historie of Scotland

Written by Holinshed, Raphael (died c. 1580)

Published in London. Finished in Ianuarie 1587, and the 29 of the Queenes Maiesties reigne, with the full continuation of the former yeares, at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas VVoodcocke. Printed by Henry Denham in Aldersgate street at the signe of the Starre in 1587.

Shelfmark: Bolton Library F.17.48.

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Close-up of the title on the spine of F.17.48


Some of the books in the Bolton Library were conserved in the last 30 years. John Gillis from Trinity College Dublin Library worked on this volume of Holinshed in 1987. We can see an itemised conservation note with the book, which details the treatment of the item. The book was in a particularly bad state and received a new tan calf binding.