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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 and Biblio.com

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

Condition: Very Good/N


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.


  • 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: 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;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;
  • Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall


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