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Book Description

best edition 8vo. [8], 556, [1 (contents)], [3 (advts.)]pp. including the engraved frontispiece portrait, some woodcut illustrations, later quarter calf, red morocco title label gilt on spine, cloth sides, very good. Inscribed on verso of the portrait "H. V. Bayley" and later "Edward Clive Bayley/ from/ his affectionate/ Cha. Bayley/ August 1857".
Dealer Notes
WING C375 ESTC r21833
The words "languages, .. moneys," and "impresses, .. epitaphs." are bracketed together on title page. The handsome portrait is engraved by Robert White.
When it was first published in 1605 Camden stated that it "consisted of ... ‘the rude rubble and out-cast rubbish … of a greater and more serious worke’ [ie the Britannia]. If the Remaines is an ungainly, seemingly shapeless collection, it is also frequently witty and wise, and richly varied. Bringing together Camden's interest in literature and language, and social and cultural history, including both popular and high culture, the Remaines contains a wealth of material. Moreover, as a collection it reflects the unusual moment in the emergence of early modern Britain when the artefacts of the vernacular culture were coming to be valued in new ways. With the first historically organized anthology of medieval poetry, a historical and comparative study of the English language, collections of names and their meanings, of (in the words of one of the chapter headings) ‘grave speeches, and wittie apothogemes’, and of epitaphs, it can be seen as a popular spin-off from its more expensive and serious historical mother lode, the Britannia. With two additional, enlarged editions in his own lifetime, seven throughout the seventeenth century, and several reprints thereafter, the Remaines remained a popular and useful work" [O.D.N.B.].
Henry Vincent Bayley (1777 - 1844), Anglican minister and prominent High Church reformer, was Archdeacon of Stow from 1823. He was an associate of such as Henry Hallam, William Frere and William Herbert. His brother Charles died in 1865.
Author CAMDEN, William
Date 1674
Binding Later quarter calf
Publisher London: Printed for, and sold by, Charles Harper ... and John Amery
Condition very good.
Pages [8], 556, [1 (contents)], [3 (advts.)]

Price: £240.00

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