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Lot 342
CAMDEN (WILLIAM) Britannia, FIRST CONTINENTAL EDITION, Frankfurt, 1590
Sold for £187 (US$ 315) inc. premium
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CAMDEN (WILLIAM)
Britannia, sive florentissimorum regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et insularum adiacentium, title printed in red and black, several woodcut illustrations, printing flaw to p.65 without loss, some light off-setting, light waterstain towards end, contemporary vellum, title inked on spine [Adams C408], 8vo, Frankfurt, J. Wechel, 1590

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  • FIRST CONTINENTAL EDITION, being a reprinting of the text (in a different setting) of the third London edition of 1586. "If Camden was not the first English historian (in the modern sense of the word), topograher and antiquarian, he was certainly the first to relate the three studies, and his Britannia... is the first book which shows, even in rudimentary form, the need to evaluate soruces... [becoming] the model for research in all three subjects for the next two hundred and fifty years" (PMM).
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