Lot 36
  • 36

Rerum Anglicarum scriptorum veterum

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300 - 500 GBP
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Description

  • Tom. I. Quorum Ingulfus nunc primum integer, caeteri nunc primum prodeunt [edited by William Fulman] (-tom. II). Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre, 1684-1687without final blank
  • paper
GALE, Thomas. Historiae Britannicae, Saxonicae, Anglo-Danicae, scriptores XV ex vetustis codd. mss. editi. Ibid., 1691, title printed in red and black

together 3 volumes, folio (318 x 189mm.), engraved device on title-pages, woodcut initials, uniformly bound in later crushed red morocco gilt by Clarke and Bedford, covers with gilt fillets and panels, fleurons and corner-pieces, spines in seven compartments richly gilt, gilt edges, some later pencil annotations in some volumes, some occasional staining, a few rust marks, very minor wear to corners of binding

Provenance

"H.H.V", bookplate with motto "Nocte permit Deus"; William O'Brien, bequest booklabel dated 1899

Literature

Wing F2525 (all 3 volumes) & G154 (Gale only)

Catalogue Note

An important collection of texts related to the history of Britain, including the first publication of Nennius's Historia Brittonum.
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