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The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with the Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar, unto the Raigne of King James, of famous Memorie. by John Speed - Hardcover - 3rd Edition - 1632 - from E C Books (SKU: 032239)

The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with the Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar, unto the Raigne of King James, of famous Memorie.

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The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with the Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar, unto the Raigne of King James, of famous Memorie.

by John Speed

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Popes-head Pallace, at the signe of the White Horse: George Humble, 1632 A very good copy of the 3rd edition, 'revised, enlarged, and newly corrected, with sundry descents of the Saxons Kings, Their Marriages and Armes.'This work continued Speed's 'Theatre of Great Britaine' - and the contents listing refers to the first 4 books which were part of the Theatre, although this work (books 5 - 10) is complete in itself. With frontispiece of John Speed by S Savery (frequently absent) numerous woodcut illustrations and tables, and head and tailpiece decorations. In contemporary full leather binding which has been rebacked and repaired to preserve the spine and boards. The spine has raised bands and gilt panels, and a title label; the boards are plain with ruled lines to edges. There is some scuffing and wear but the binding is in very good sound condition. Internally there is a heraldic bookplate to the front pastedown which looks to date from when the book was repaired. The endpapers also date from that time. Contents: frontispiece; title page; dedication 1p; contents 5pp; citations 4pp; Proeme 7pp; text 1-1042; catalogue 1043-1086 - with pagination on recto only; text 1087-1237; summary conclusion 4pp; index 80pp; finis; blank; endpapers. The frontispiece has a repaired tear and a little loss to the side margin; title page some repair at the corner; numerous pagination errors eg p379/80 is bound after 381/2, 102-followed by 113 but text continuous; occasional small corner or margin loss with no loss of text; occasional light stains or marks - the only point at which there is any obscuration of text is on p925 where 2 words are affected. Overall a very clean copy with good quality paper.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032239
Title
The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with the Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar, unto the Raigne of King James, of famous Memorie.
Author
John Speed
Illustrator
S Savery
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
3rd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George Humble
Place of Publication
Popes-head Pallace, at the signe of the White Horse
Date published
1632
Keywords
History; seventeenth century historical writing; british history; john speed; historie of great britaine
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; 17th century works;
Size
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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