Londini (London): Typis Jacobi Flesher, sumptibus Cornelii Bee, 1652. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (13 3/4 x 9 1/4").  leaves (Half-title and title page), pp (Introduction by Roger Twysden), XLVIII, pp, 1284 columns (642pp). Modern tan linen, with original gilt-lettered leather label to spine. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative initial.
First part (of two) of "Historiae Anglicanae Scriptores Decem," a pioneering work of English medieval history containing the Latin texts of the chronicles of Simeon of Durham, John, prior of Hexham, Richard, prior of Hexham, Aelred of Rievaulx, Ralph de Diceto, John Brompton of Jervaulx, Gervase of Canterbury, Thomas Stubbs, William Thorne and Henry Knighton.
This first volume contains the chronicles of the first six chroniclers (from Simeon of Durham to John Brompton of Jervaulx included).
Also contains a double engraved in-text illustration (at top of columns 339/340), and an engraved in-text illustration at bottom of column 1114.
Modern endpapers and fly leaves. The first six leaves as well as the last leaf were expertly repaired along inner margin. The Index leaf numbered xlix / l is missing. Text in Latin. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #43169
Sir Roger Twysden, 2nd Baronet (1597-1672), of Roydon Hall in Kent, was an English historian and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1625 and 1640. (From Wikipedia).