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Imperfect copy of chronicles attributed to Peucer

Reference code
MSS/0092
Title
Imperfect copy of chronicles attributed to Peucer
Date
1605
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 178 (corners of leaves at the front of the volume eaten by ?mice).
Folio.
Vellum binding. Modern repairs.
Scope and content
Imperfect copy of chronicles of European history here attributed to Caspar Peucer (1525-1602), transcribed by William Blower of Dartford (signatures, fols. ii verso, 47); between 18 Dec. 1605 (fol. ii verso) and 8 Dec. 1606 (fol. 177v).
Probably translated into English from one of the editions of J. Carion's Chronique augmented by P. Melanchthon and his son-in-law Peucer. Consists of the end of book four (fols. 1-47) and book five (fols. 47v-177v) of a much larger work. The period covered is later 12th century to Luther. This volume is numbered 4 (front cover, fol. ii verso); Blower refers to the continuation of the work in another volume numbered 5 (fol. 177v).
Creator
Blower, William (fl 1605-06)
Peucer, Caspar (1525-1602), physician and scholar
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/92