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Remaines Concerning Britaine

By William Camden

1637 - London - Printed by Thomas Harper for John Waterson

7.5" by 5.5", (8), 420pp

 

 

 

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Bound in reverse calf.

The Fift Impression, with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of John Philipot, Somerset Herald.

Originally published in 1605 as: Remaines of a greater worke, concerning Britaine.

This copy matches the ESTC #S107503.

Page 201/202 is missing, along with four pages to the rear.

 

"Bringing together Camden's interest in literature and language, and social and cultural history, including both popular and high culture, the Remaines contains a wealth of material. Moreover, as a collection it reflects the unusual moment in the emergence of early modern Britain when the artefacts of the vernacular culture were coming to be valued in new ways. With the first historically organized anthology of medieval poetry, a historical and comparative study of the English language, collections of names and their meanings, of (in the words of one of the chapter headings) grave speeches, and wittie apothogemes, and of epitaphs, it can be seen as a popular spin-off from its more expensive and serious historical mother lode, the Britannia" -ODNB.

William Camden, 1551-1623, historian and herald. "Camden's intellectual and literary legacy to his own and succeeding generations has been considerable. His work and friendship exerted both direct and indirect influence on writers and historians and helped transform the methods of historical enquiry and the forms and genres of their work. He had a profound interest in imaginary literature as well as in the many different forms of non-fiction writing, and he had exceptionally strong ties with the literary world, including such men as Sidney, Spenser, Jonson, Drayton, and William Browne" -ODNB.

CONDITION

The textblock binding is generally tight and firm. The front inner hinge is strained. There is only slight wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have browning and intermittent foxing. There is an ink inscription to the title page and reverse of the frontispiece. There are some occasional, mostly marginal, light tidemarks, prominent to the last few pages. There is evidence of past worming to the top and/or bottom margins between pages 240 and 283. Overall the condition is good.


 

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