Remaines concerning Britaine:

Camden (William)

Remaines concerning Britaine:

Their Languages. Names. Surnames. Allusions. Anagrammes. Armories. Monies. Empreses. Apparell. Artillarie. Wise speeches. Proverbs. Poesies. Epitaphes. The fift impression, with many rare antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of Iohn Philipot, Somerset Herald.

Description: with engraved portrait frontispiece, complete with final blank, a trifle browned in places, worm track in lower inner margins mainly in gatherings D-P, touching a letter here and there, top outer corner of frontispiece torn off (not affecting engraved surface, pp. [viii, including frontispiece), 420, [4, including terminal blank], small 4to, [bound with:] Brerewoode (Edward) Enquiries touching the diversity of Languages, and Religions, through the chiefe parts of the World. Printed by John Norton, for Joyce Norton, and Richard Whitaker, 1635, pp. [xxiv], 203, 17th-century calf, double gilt fillets on sides, small gilt coner pieces, flat spine with compartments divided by quadruple gilt rules, lettered in gilt direct, upper joint repaired (by James Brockman), early inscription on title 'Bickford, Dunsland', later book-plate of William Holland Bickford of Cobam and Dunsland in Devon, that of Robert J. Hayhurst opposite, above which traces of an old bookseller's description

Publication Details: Printed by Thomas Harper, for John Waterson, 1637

Notes: An agreeable Sammelband in a somewhat superior binding. 'The year 1605 produced another volume of material gathered from Camden's and Robert Cotton's libraries, the Remaines of a Greater Worke Concerning Britain. Camden did not put his name to it, identifying himself only by the final letter of each name, as M. N., but he dedicated it to Robert Cotton, suggesting his own ambivalence about a book that consisted of (as he wrote in the 'Epistle Dedicatorie') 'the rude rubble and out-cast rubbish … of a greater and more serious worke'. If the Remaines is an ungainly, seemingly shapeless collecti...more

Bibliography: (ESTC S107503; S106414)

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Price: £1,250

Subject: History

Published Date: 1637

Stock Number: 63892

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