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The Epistle of Gildas, the Most Ancient British Author: Who Flourished in the Yeere of our Lord, 546. .. by Gildas - Hardcover - First edition in English - 1638 - from Thorn Books (SKU: 20035)

The Epistle of Gildas, the Most Ancient British Author: Who Flourished in the Yeere of our Lord, 546. ..

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The Epistle of Gildas, the Most Ancient British Author: Who Flourished in the Yeere of our Lord, 546. ..

by Gildas

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London: T. Cotes for William Cooke, 1638. First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo. (134),327pp. Engraved frontispiece of Gildas by William Marshall. First edition in English, translated from the Latin by Thomas Habington. Early handwritten notes on the front blanks. Bookplate.


Nicely bound in full brown morocco, spine in six compartments, tooled in blind and with the title in gilt; boards intricately tooled in blind. Marbled endpapers. Title page, frontispiece and preliminary blank remargined (no loss). Some contemporary names and notes mostly on the beginning and ending blanks. A fine copy.


Gildas provides some of the earliest commentary on the war effort associated with King Arthur. The first edition of the original Latin was pubished as Opus de Calimitate, Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae in 1525.


STC 11895. Potthast, I, 525. Sarton I, 455. Lowndes, p. 790. ESTC S103163.

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Bookseller
Thorn Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
20035
Title
The Epistle of Gildas, the Most Ancient British Author: Who Flourished in the Yeere of our Lord, 546. ..
Author
Gildas
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition in English
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
T. Cotes for William Cooke
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1638
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Arthurian;

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Thorn Books offers antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books. Frequently updated catalogues are available online in our specialty areas: King Arthur; Early Britain; Western Americana; California; Literature; and Rare Books. We are open by appointment only. Thorn Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers of American (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Independent League of Online Booksellers (IOBA).

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