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Camden's Britannia 1695; A Facsimile of the 1695 Edition Published by Edmund Gibson, 1971

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Camden's Britannia 1695; A Facsimile of the 1695 Edition Published by Edmund Gibson. With an introduction by Professor Stuart Piggott, and a Bibliographical Note by Gwyn Walters.

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The book's original title from 1695 was 'Camden's Britannia, Newly translated into English: With Large Additions and Improvements'.

This facsimile was published by Times Newspapers Limited, 1971.

A very good cloth hardback of considerable size with red cloth over boards and brown cloth spine with gilt design and red cloth labels. Some spotted marks to red parts of covers. Binding is sound and true.

Text is bright and clean throughout. The final two text leaves have some adhesions to the top corners and a 2mm pinhole at the same location on the final text page. Some usage marks to edge of text block.

An affordable alternative to the original classic survey of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden and featuring Robert Morden's fine maps.

Text in English.

13pp + 1pp + the facsimile: unnumbered introductory section + cxcv + 1116pp (some double column numbering) + unnumbered Annals of Ireland, Index and Appendix + Plates.

Approximate dimensions: 410mm high x 252mmcm wide x 75mm deep (16 inches x 10 inches x 3 inches).

Weighs approximately 4.22kg unpacked. A substantial work.