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CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN, St. The Historie of Cambria now called Wales ... written in the Brytish language above two hundreth yeares past. Translated into English by H. Lhoyd (1527-1568), and edited by David Powel. London: Rafe Newberie and Henrie Denham, 1584. 4° in 8's (181 x 129mm). Roman and black letter. Woodcut title border [McKerrow and Ferguson 160]. Woodcut busts and armorial shields, a few large ornamental initials, device on last page. With blank B4 (though without final blank, some waterstaining, especially towards end, a few stains.) Modern blue morocco, gilt spine, gilt edges. Provenance: Sir William Dawes (armorial bookplate, dated 1704, removed from earlier binding). FIRST EDITION. Sabin 40914; STC 4606.
William LAMBARD (1536-1601). A Perambulation of Kent: conteining the description, hystorie, and customes of that Shyre. London: [Henry Middleton] for Ralphe Newberie, 1576. 4° (182 x 120mm). Title within a typographical border, engraved map of the Heptarchy. (Lacks the folding map of the Beacons of Kent, existing map cropped, title and last leaf mounted, several headlines shaved, a few stains.) Brown morocco gilt by Frank Murray. FIRST EDITION OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN COUNTY HISTORY, LIMITED TO 600 COPIES (see the errata at the beginning). Upcott I, p. 350; STC 15175. (2)
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