EADMER, MONK OF CANTERBURY. D.1124?
Lot 1104
EADMER, MONK OF CANTERBURY. D.1124?
Sold for US$ 1,342 inc. premium

Lot Details
EADMER, MONK OF CANTERBURY. D.1124?
INSCRIBED BY JOHN SELDEN TO EDWARD, LORD HERBERT OF CHERBURY, BROTHER OF GEORGE HERBERT.
Historiae Novorum sive sui Saeculi libri vi. London: William Stansby, 1623. [6], xvi, 218 pp. Title page in red and black, woodcut headpieces and initials. Folio (326 x 215 mm). Period vellum. Expertly restored, with large areas of margin restored, especially in the outer leaves, very little loss of text, including a few letters of the publisher's name on the title page, but the large woodcut on p 166 has been removed, resulting in a loss of text on p 165, stains, some minor restoration to binding.

First edition, presentation copy. This copy was presented to Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury (George Herbert's brother) by the editor, John Selden, and contains a Latin inscription to that effect on the blank facing the title page. Eadmer's manuscript, in the Cotton Library, is a chronicle of events from 1066 to the 12th century.
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