Britannia

Camden (William)

Britannia

sive florentissimorum regnorum, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate chorographica descriptio ... Nunc denuò recognita, & plurimis locis adaucta.

Description: 'Britannia' on the title page in a woodcut frame, woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut table of the Anglo-Saxon alphabet within decorative borders, woodcut initials of various sizes, head- and tail-pieces, a bit browned and spotted, pp. [16], 648, [24, including final blank], small 8vo, recased (not recently) in original limp vellum, yapp edges, remains of alum tawed ties, palimpsest of early ink titling, and a paper label, to spine

Publication Details: [Printed at Eliot's Court Press] per Radulphum Newbery. 1587

Notes: Second edition (first 1586). There were 6 Latin editions before the work appeared in English in 1610. 'Of Camden's published work the Britannia has had the greatest and most lasting impact. It received immediate recognition when it appeared, and its successive, enlarged editions of 1587, 1590, 1594, 1600 (dedicated to Queen Elizabeth) and 1607 (dedicated to King James) and its English translation of 1610 by Philemon Holland attest to its popularity ... Britannia had an enormous and lasting impact on multidisciplinary historical writing, and was also of the highest importance as a cultural ico...more

Bibliography: (ESTC S107382)

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Price: £1,200

Subject: History

Published Date: 1587

Stock Number: 65513

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