28th July 2021 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

 
Lot 34
 

34

Camden (William). Britain, or a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes,...

Camden (William). Britain, or a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Islands adjoyning, out of the depth of Antiquities ... Written in Latine ... Translated newly into English by Philémon Holland, London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610. Folio (328 x 210 mm), contemporary calf, later spine-label (binding rubbed and scuffed overall, loss to spine-ends, small area of restoration to lower inner corner of front board, tips showing), copper-engravings in the text including a large vignette of Stonehenge, woodcut headpieces and initials, lacking at least the engraved title-page (fleuron1) and all the maps, damp-staining and commensurate fraying to top edges of prelims and initial text-leaves including letterpress title-page (qty: 1) ESTC S107167; STC 4509. Sold as seen, not subject to return. Provenance: 'Th. Hay, Dalmahoy, Oct. 7 1794' (ownership inscription to head of letterpress title-page).

Sold for £320
Estimated at £100 - £200


 

Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 28th July 2021

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