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Collected Works by the Camden Society

By Reverend Joseph Hunter, John Robson, Henry Ellis, Mary Anne Everett Green

1842-56 - London - The Camden Society

7" by 9", 211; 328; 132, 102, 60; 304pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A set of four seperate but informally bound works published by The Camden Society, who were founded in 1838 in London and published early historical and literary materials, both unpublished manuscripts and new editions of rare printed books. For an annual subscription (originally 1 per year), members received the Society's publications. The Society published some works jointly with the Early English Text Society.

The following works are included in this collection: The Diary of Thomas Cartwright, by Reverend Joseph Hunter. Three Early English Metrical Romances, edited by John Robson. The Pilgrimage of Sir Richard Guilford, edited by Sir Henry Ellis, and finally, the Diary of John Rous, Edited by Mary Anne Everett Green.

Thomas Cartwright (c. 1535 December 1603) was an English Puritan churchman. Cartwright was a man of much culture and originality, but said to be exceedingly impulsive. His views were distinctly Presbyterian, and he stoutly opposed the Brownists or Independents. He never conceived of a separation between church and state, and may have refused to tolerate any non-conformity with the reformed national Presbyterian church. However, it is believed that the Puritanism of the day owed its systematization and much of its force to him.

Sir Richard Guildford, KG (1455 1506) was an English courtier who held important positions at the court of Henry VII, including the office of Master of the Ordnance. He embarked at Rye on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land but the prior died there on 6 September. Guildford's chaplain prepared an account of The Pylgrymage of Sir Richard Guylforde to the Holy Land, A.D. 1506, which Richard Pynson printed in 1511. It was reprinted by Sir Henry Ellis for the Camden Society in 1851.

John Rous (1710-1760) was the senior naval officer on the Nova Scotia station during Father Le Loutre's War (1749-1755). He made a significant contribution to the preservation of Halifax and the defeat of the French, Acadian and Mi'kmaq resistance. As the admiralty did not provide effective naval forces for the defence of Nova Scotia, Rous improvised to establish and protect the new British settlements at Halifax, Lunenburg, and Lawrencetown.

Includes a bookplate from the personal library of one 'Ernst L. J. Benzon'.

CONDITION

In a gilt, full calf binding. Externally, generally smart, rubbed in places with some general wear and loss to the spines and heavier loss to the spine of one volume. The hinges to three of the volumes working loose and some marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and generally clean throughout with just the odd spot to some of the first and last pages. Ink inscriptions to the verso of the front free-endpapers for one 'A. E. F. Davies

Overall Condition: GOOD.


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