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The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with y Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar to the most gracious Sovereign King James by John Speed - 1st Edition - 1611 - from E C Books (SKU: 031042)

The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with y Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar to the most gracious Sovereign King James

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The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with y Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar to the most gracious Sovereign King James

by John Speed

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  • hardcover
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Popes-head alley, at y signe of y White Horse: Imprinted by William Hall and John Beale. Sold by John Sudbury and Georg Humble. , 1611 A good copy of the extremely rare 1st edition of Speed's comprehensive work. In full leather binding which has been rebacked retaining the original boards which have blind tooled decoration, and replacing the spine, which has raised bands and gilt title label. This work continued Speed's 'Theatre of Great Britaine' - and the page numbering is continuous with it - the text starting at p155 and finishing at p 894, although the book is complete on its own. With engraved decorative title page; 4 page preface and text completing at p 894; Summary conclusion of the whole - 4 pp; The Second Index - 46 pp; and a one page 'Faults etc Sped'. The work has numerous engravings of coins, seals and coats of arms; and is embellished throughout with decorative head and tailpieces and decorated initial capitals. The binding has been expertly repaired with some building up to one of the corners which had been lost. With new endpapers. The title page has been relaid on tissue. There is light nibbling to page edges up to the end of the preface, but overall the paper is extremely thick and well-preserved. There is loss to the Faults page (bottom corner) and p 755 has a corner missing without loss of text. The pages vary from being completely clean to having spotting to having browning. There are occasional water stains to page margins - most usually the bottom margin - occasionally with a pinkish tinge at the page edge. A few pages have small repaired tears without loss.

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E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
031042
Title
The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with y Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar to the most gracious Sovereign King James
Author
John Speed
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Imprinted by William Hall and John Beale. Sold by John Sudbury and Georg Humble.
Place of Publication
Popes-head alley, at y signe of y White Horse
Date published
1611
Keywords
Speed, Speed's history of Britain, early British history
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; 17th century works;
Size
Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" 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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