The pastime of people, or, The chronicles of divers realms, and most especially of the realm of England / briefly compiled, and imprinted in Cheapside, by John Rastell (A.D. 1529) ; now first reprinted, and systematically arranged, with fac-simile wood-cuts of the portaits of popes, emperors, &c. and the kings of England.

Other records:
Rastell, John, d. 1536.
Other Title:
Pastime of people
Chronicles of divers realms, and most especially of the realm of England
London : Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington ... [and 6 others], 1811.
viii, 299 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Great Britain -- History -- To 1485.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Roman history
Papal history
Flemish history
French history
Norman history
British history.
"Advertisement" signed: T. F. Dibdin.
The originals of the numerous woodcuts that adorn the work seem to have been by Rastell himself. Cf. Dict. nat. biog.
Local notes:
RBC copy bound with: Arnold, Richard. Customs of London, otherwise called, Arnold's chronicle. London : Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington ... [and 5 others], 1811.
RBC copy presented to the Penn Libraries by John Frederick Lewis, Jr.
RBC copy has armorial bookplate (party per pale: dexter side, argent, a fess between six annulets gules, three in chief and as many in base; sinister side: argent, on a chevron engrailed azure between three martlets sable as many cinquefoils or[?]; crest: out of a ducal coronet, a dragon's head and shoulders with wings erect gules) with motto "Ne timeas nisi Deum" of an unidentified former owner, possibly related to the Lucas and/or Heyman families.
RBC copy has label with printed numeral ("58") on front pastedown.
RBC copy bound in early full calf; boards tooled in gold; gold-tooled turn-ins; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; blue silk marker.
RBC copy: boards detached and damgaged; backstrip largely wanting.
Penn Provenance:
Forrest, Edwin, Estate of (donor) (Forrest copy)
Lewis, John Frederick, Jr. (donor) (RBC copy)
Penn Chronology:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847.
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