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Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the description, Hystorie, and Customes of that Shyre. Collected and written . . . in the yeare, 1570 . . . and nowe increased by the addition of some things which the Authour him selfe hath observed [etc.]. STC 15175.5
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . for Ralphe Newberie . . . in Fleetestreet [etc.], London, 1576.
Description:
The rare first edition variant of the first English county history, "pioneer[ing] the writing of local history" in England, praised as based on wide and critical reading and "packed with learned information [and] eminently readable"
Condition:
Modern calf, the spine extra gilt, red edges, well preserved and with good margins, with the map, one copy in ESTC in North America; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78727
Price:
$ 4500.00
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Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the description, Hystorie, and Customes of that Shyre . . . first published in the yeere 1576 and now increased and altered after the Authors owne last Copie. S.T.C. 15176
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . By Edm. Bollifant, London, 1596.
Description:
The received edition of the first English county history, "pioneer[ing] the writing of local history" in England, praised as based on wide and critical reading and "packed with learned information [which] still has great value for the modern world"
Condition:
Modern gilt-panelled crimson morocco, gilt edges, contemporary annotations, especially attractive, with the Chadwyck-Healey bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78898
Price:
$ 3250.00
Category:
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Archaionomia, Sive De Priscis Anglorum Legibus libri, Sermone Anglico, vetustate Antiquissimo, aliquot ab hinc seculis conscripti, Nunc demum, magno Jurisperitorum, & amantium Antiquitatis omnium commodo, etenebris in lucem vocati. Wing A3605. Folio
Publisher:
Ex Officina Rogeri Daniel, celeberrimae Academiae [etc.], Cantabrigiae, 1644.
Description:
Lambarde's first work, and only the second printed in Old English with Anglo-Saxon type, first published in 1568, in the words of Felix Liebermann crediting Lambarde as "a pioneer in an unknown land", as he translated the Anglo-Saxon laws into Latin
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking but firm, a good copy; with a bifolium laid in discussing degrees of honor and titles; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77956
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
Anglo-Saxon law, Acts

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