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Britain.- Camden (William) Britannia; sive, Florentissimorum regnorum, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et insularum adiacentium . . . chorographica descriptio, second edition, woodcut device and decoration to title, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, occasional light spotting or browning, ink ownership inscriptions to title and pastedown, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, a little darkened and soiled, [STC 4504], [Printed at Eliot's Court Press] per Radulphum Newbery. Cum gratia & priuilegio Regiæ Maiestatis, 1587.

⁂ A good copy with an interesting provenance.

Provenance: Matthew Sucliff (1549/50-1629), dean of Exeter and founder of Chelsea College, he also had several proselytizing links with North America, becoming a member of the council for Virginia in 1607 and for New England in 1620 (ink inscription 'Ex dono Sutclyf decani Exon' to title); Tho.Pynson (ink inscription to title, a Thomas Pynson is listed as living in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1643 but may not be the same); A. Bragg (ink inscription to pastedown).

Rothamsted acquisition date 1929.

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Britain.- Camden (William) Britannia; sive,

Estimate £400 - £600
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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