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1675 Divi Britannici Winston Churchill England King Charles II Romans Normans

‘Divi Britannici’ is a rare anthology of the history English royalty from the earliest times through the reign of King Charles II. Written by 17th-century English historian Sir Winston Churchill, this 1675 first edition is finely illustrated with copper engravings throughout. According to the DNB,

“Churchill's extreme royalist sentiments led him to devote his learning and leisure to the composition of a kind of apotheosis of the kings of England, which he dedicated to Charles II, and published in 1675.”

This book includes descriptions of England under various rule including Romans, Britons, Scots, Normans, and Danes, as well as the lives and reigns of important leaders such as Constantine and the many Tudor royals.

Item number: #2233

Price: $950


Divi Britannici : being a remark upon the lives of all the kings of this isle from the year of the world 2855, unto the year of grace 1660

London : Printed by Tho. Roycroft, to be sold by Francis Eglesfield ..., 1675. First edition.


•Collation complete with all pages: [8], 362, [2]
•References: Wing C 4275
•Language: English
•Binding: Leather; tight & secure
•Size: ~14.5in X 9in (36.5cm x 23cm)

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1675 Divi Britannici Winston Churchill England King

Estimate $950 - $2,000Feb 25, 2018