Britannia; sive, Florentissimorvm regnorvm, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate chorographica descriptio. Authore Gvilielmo Camdeno. Nunc quartò recognita, & magna accessione post germanicam aeditionem adaucta
|Title||Britannia; sive, Florentissimorvm regnorvm, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate chorographica descriptio. Authore Gvilielmo Camdeno. Nunc quartò recognita, & magna accessione post germanicam aeditionem adaucta |
|Detail Depicted||Printing - Page design (Leaf A2 recto)|
Printing - Decorative elements - Initials (Leaf A2 recto)
|Creator/Author||Authore Gvilielmo Camdeno [Camden, William, 1551-1623] |
|Publisher||impensis Georg. Bishop. [Bishop, George, d. 1611] |
|Place of Publication||Londini [England - London] |
|Date of Publication||1594 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||British Isles -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800|
British Isles -- History -- Early works to 1800
|Genre Heading||Geographic works|
Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||, 717,  p. illus. 20 cm (4to) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||[Eliot's Court Press] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||Late 19th-early 20th century rebacking in leather, using original (?) vellum over board covers. Sewn on 5 cords.|
Leather spine label with author/title tooled with handle letters in gold.
Linen headbands broken, damaged, with parts missing.
Edges trimmed and sprinkled.
|General Notes||Signatures: A-F[superscript 8] G[superscript 8](±G8) H-3A[superscript 8] 3B[superscript 4] [$4 (-3B3, 4) signed]; 380 leaves, pp.  1-636  638-717  [misnumbering 101 as 105, 317 as 217, 366 as 368].|
Edition: Nunc quarto recognita, & magna accessione post Germanicam aeditionem adaucta
Other title: Camden's Britannia.
The part relating to Ireland, etc., has a separate title-page: Hiberniae, et insvlarvm Britanniae adiacentivm descriptio. Pagination and register are continuous.
The last leaf is blank.
'Britannia' on the title page and 'Hiberniæ, ' on separate t.p. are enclosed in identical woodcut frames, also identical to those used on the 1587 and 1590 edition first t.p.'s.
Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Decorated and historiated printer's initials.
Marginal notes and catchwords.
|Previous Owners||Heraldic bookplate on front pastedown: Avancez |
|References||STC (2nd ed.) 4506|
ESTC (RLIN), S107385
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Books 914.2 C14b4 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004 |
|Content||Britannia t.p. -- epistola: Clarissimo -- Beneuolo lectori S. -- tributes by B. ?[name in Greek script], Ed. Grant, H.C., I.W. Gent., G.C., Ianus Gruterus I.C., F. Aderb. Carmen, H.N.L. -- Britannia (1 page) -- Alphabetum Anglo-saxonicum -- Britannia -- Hiberniae t.p. -- Clarissimo (t.p. verso) --Insulae Britannicae (pp.3) -- Ireland -- Nomina antiqua -- Angliae Comitatus -- Barones & illustriores familia -- Rerum memorabilium index |
William Camden's Britannia was first published in Latin in 1586. If not the first English historian, topographer, and antiquarian, he was the first to relate the three studies. It was the revolutionary subject matter and its treatment that made it both the tool and the model for research in all three subjects for the next 250 years. Camden published several editions, each with revisions during his lifetime, the last being in 1607, including additional plates and maps. Originally in Latin, the first edition translated into English was published in 1
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