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Book Description
London: Printed by F. Collins, for A. Swalle, at the Unicorn at the Weft-end of St. Paul's Church-yard; and A. & J. Churchil, at the Black Swan in Pater-nofter-Row, 1695. Full calf binding with a new spine and original title label. Plain end-papers. Contemporary blind-tooled panelled calf around a rectangular central panel. 405mm x 255mm (15¾ in x 10in.). Folio. Spine has six raised-bands, gilt-ruled in compartments; red leather label with gilt title and '1695'. Contents Summary: 12 of 50 maps, 7 of 8 Coin tables, page 62 replaced with facsimile on thick shiny paper, otherwise complete. Contents: [xxxvi], ii-cxcv, [1], 2-1116 (paginated columns i.e. two numbers to a page, this stops at 833 (1 number per page) and resumes at 849). Followed by Annales of Ireland [18], Index [24] and Appendix [2] all unnumbered. [Frontispiece:] William Camden Clarenceux. Obit AD. 1623. Ætatis sua LXXIII. Engraved by R.White. Title page. Dedication to Sir John Sommers, Kt. [2pp]; Preface to the Reader [6pp., including Advertisement 'for books now in the press' and 'Books lately printed for A. and J. Churchil']; The Life of Mr Camden [11pp]; Mr Camden's Preface [3pp]; Latin Verse [2pp]; Catalogue of some Books and Treatifes relating to the antiquities of England. [5pp., by County and Country]; Antoninus's Itinerary through Britain [2pp]; General heads of the Introduction and Counties of England [1pp]; MAP: Britannia Romana [double-page]; i – lxxxviiii (supposed to be lxxxviii); Tabula I and II full-page engraved PLATES of Roman Coins; lxxxix – cxvi (supposed to be xcvi); Tabula III and IV full-page engraved PLATES of Roman Coins; xcvii – cxx; MAP: Britannia Saxonica [double-page]; cxxi – cxxxvi; Tabula V full-page engraved PLATE of Roman Coins (hand written numbers to the reverse of the plate); cxxvii – clx (supposed to be cxl); Tabula VI full-page engraved PLATE of Roman Coins; cxli – cxlviii; Tabula VIII [LACKING Tabula VII] full-page engraved PLATE of Roman Coins; cxlix – cxcvi (hand written numbers to page clxx); MAP: England by Rob’t Morden Half Title – the “COUNTIES of ENGLAND and WALES”; 1 – 460pp (page 61 to 64 in facsimile – 1 page); Stonehenge engraved plate on column-page 95/96; a further 4 maps of English counties: Rutland (Rotelandiae at page 460) – double page; 461 – 584pp; Map of South Wales at page 584 – double page; 585 – 656pp; Map of North Wales – double page; 657 – 696pp, 697 is a full page plate with text to the reverse, 699 – 724pp; West Riding of Yorkshire – double page at page 724; 725 – 740pp; East Riding of Yorkshire – double page at page 740; 741 – 764pp; North Riding of Yorkshire – double page at page 764; 765 – 832pp – at page 833 pagination changes to one number in the right column from 2 numbers per page – see photo; 833 – 848pp – at page 849 pagination reverts to 2 numbers per page; 849 – 876pp; Half title “Scotland Ireland and the British Islands”, “The General Heads” to the reverse; Double page map of Scotland at page [880]; [877 – 882pp]; 883 – 960pp; Double page map of the Kingdom of Ireland at page 960; 961 – 1048pp; Double page map of “The Small Islands of the British Ocean” at page 1048; 1049 – 1116pp, (1055, 1056 repeats); Blank, 46 unnumbered pages being: The Annales of Ireland [18]; Index [24]; Appendix [2]. MAP and PLATE COLLATION: Full collation of the engraved MORDEN maps and other plates as follows: 12 of 50 maps. Lacks all English counties APART FROM Rutland and North, East and West Riding of Yorkshire; Frontispiece portrait; 8 of 9 [lacking Tab VII] Roman coins/curiosities. Clean and crisp condition for a book over 300 years old. A little top-edge dust-marking and small marginal rough page edges and small tears, not affecting the maps which are generally in excellent condition. The 3 general maps (Britannia Romana, Britannia Saxonica and England) and map of Rutland all with outline hand-colouring), engraved and woodcut illustrations, one or two full-page, plate IV of coins with contemporary manuscript "A Correct Table of Areas (?) of Circles for Ale and Beer" in ink on verso, other marginalia to page clxx (see photo), occasional light soiling or browning but generally very clean, plate IV of coins with small tear repaired, one or two other small tears, contemporary calf ruled in blind, rebacked, corners repaired, rubbed. ⁂ First edition of Gibson's translation and the first with Morden's maps
Dealer Notes
Externally

Spine – good condition – nicely respined, some time ago, with damage to the base and a red title label.
Joints – good condition – solid, rbbed and worn.
Corners – good condition – bumped and worn, repaired.
Boards – good condition – original heavy, thick boards, worn and marked with original blind stamped Cambridge style boards.
Page edges – good condition - worn, darkened.
See above and photos.

Internally

Hinges – good condition – sound and strong from the repair.
Paste downs – good condition.
End papers – good condition.
Title – good condition – gently tanned and foxed.
Pages – good condition – some marks, , some fraying and closed tears not impacting text, one professional repair which isn't noticeable.
Binding – good condition - worn but attractive.
See photos

Publisher: see above.
Publication Date: 1695
Binding: Hardback
Author William Camden Edmund Gibson
Date 1695
Binding Full calf
Publisher London: Printed by F. Collins, for A. Swalle, at the Unicorn at the Weft-end of St. Paul's Church-yard; and A. & J. Churchil, at the Black Swan in Pater-nofter-Row.
Condition Good

Price: £1200.00

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