Thomas Cooper (c. 1517-1594), Bishop of Lincoln and then Winchester, first completed and published Lanquet’s chronicle in 1549. The work was further updated in 1560 and 1565, this edition being the only one to continue from 3962 BC until 1564, providing a complete history of the world from Creation to the reign of Elizabeth I. Accompanying the text are two marginal columns of dates, one giving “the yere of the world” (i.e. since Creation) and the other “the yere of Christ”. Printed with woodcut decorations and initials.
3rd edition, expanded and updated. 8vo (19 x 15cm): a6, b2, c-d8, g4, h2, A-Zz8, A8, C-D4; , 376,  ff; seemingly complete, early ink annotations, some leaves soiled, multiple washes of water-staining, occasional tears in place touching type, full calf [late 18th century?], gilt titling with blind lines to spine, foliate blind border, false endbands, red-speckled edges, scuffed, joints starting, top-edge dust-stained, worn.
Provenance: John Somerset Pakington, later Lord Hampton (1799-1880), armorial bookplate, sale, Sotheby’s, 14 February 1881, lot 151, £1 1s., to Stibbs; William O’Brien, bequest book label dated 1899; Library label for Milltown Park, Ireland.
Stock ID: 95866