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The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh

Engraved by John Payne (English, 1600–1640), Author Francis Bacon (English, 1561–1626), Printer William Stansby (English, active 1597–1638), Publisher Matthew Lownes (English, died in 1625), Publisher William Barrett (English, died in 1624)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

STC 1160


Overall: 30 x 19 x 2.3 cm (11 13/16 x 7 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one engraving, one woodcut, and woodcut initials

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: William Stansby, for Matthew Lownes and William Barrett, 1622) Folio in 4s; 127 leaves; modern blind- and gilt-stamped brown calf (Riviere & Son).

Portrait of King Henry VII; decorative scrollwork woodcut title border

London: William Stansby, for Matthew Lownes and William Barrett, 1622


Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922; his inscr. "H.G. Curtis March 1909"); his widow, by whom given to MFA, 1927.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis