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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    CAMDEN, William (1551-1623). Britannia, newly translated into English: with large Additions and Improvements, translated by Edmund Gibson. London: F. Collins for A. Swale and A. & J. Churchill, 1695. 2° (447 x 285mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece of William Camden, 8 engraved plates of coins and 49 double-page engraved maps by Robert Morden only (of 50, lacking Rutland), 2 folding (blank corners torn away from portrait and repaired, a few leaves torn without loss, occasional spotting, a few small rust holes). Contemporary panelled calf (worn, crudely rebacked and recornered, inner hinges reinforced). Provenance: Jos. Dixon and H. C. Penfold (early signatures on title). FIRST EDITION OF GIBSON'S TRANSLATION. Wing C359; Chubb CXIII; Skelton 117.

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    CAMDEN, William (1551-1623). Britannia, newly translated into English: with large Additions and Improvements, translated by Edmund Gibson. London: F. Collins for A. Swale and A. & J. Churchill, 1695. 2° (447 x 285mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece of William Camden, 8 engraved plates of coins and 49 double-page engraved maps by Robert Morden only (of 50, lacking Rutland), 2 folding (blank corners torn away from portrait and repaired, a few leaves torn without loss, occasional spotting, a few small rust holes). Contemporary panelled calf (worn, crudely rebacked and recornered, inner hinges reinforced). Provenance: Jos. Dixon and H. C. Penfold (early signatures on title). FIRST EDITION OF GIBSON'S TRANSLATION. Wing C359; Chubb CXIII; Skelton 117.


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