The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries ...
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++John Rylands University Library of ManchesterN015693London: printed by John Nichols, for T. Payne and Son; and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1789. 3v., plates: ill., port., maps.; 2 "
97 Engraved Plates; 8 Color Maps; 38 Engraved Text Figures & Decorations. Very Good. No Jackets. London: Printed By John Nichols for T. Payne and Son...And G. G. J. And J. Robinson. 1789. F First Edition Thus. H 3/4 Leather. Very Good. 3 volumes complete; bound uniformly in 3/4 polished brown calf over maroon marbled boards, gilt-stamped and blind-ruled spines with partly raised bands and gilt-stamped black morocco spine labels, matching marbled endpapers, all edges trimmed. Solid, leather-bound set of an important encyclopedic historical survey. Some wear to heads and feet of spines; slight cracking to spine edges (chiefly at heads); slight rubbing and browning to covers (leather over boards; chiefly to edges); several boards are loose (detatched but present); previous owner's holograph ink signature at head of title page recto of volume 1; slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges and preliminaries). [ca. 250] pages per volume (including plates). Title on spines: Camden's Britannia. Notable English-language issue; "translated from the edition published by the author in MDCVII , enlarged by the latest discoveries" (title page, volume 1); contains all 97 of the individual copperplates called for, with 8 of the maps (of the original 55-map total; chiefly in the third volume, and chiefly of the major land divisions, with none of the county maps as called for); also apparently lacking the folding genealogical chart of Oliver Cromwell (which is not mentioned in the indexes of plates); but containing the engraved portrait of Camden as the frontispiece of volume 1. Translator's preface (signed "R. G.", dated April 23, 1789; volume 1); indexes and list of plates and maps at rear of all volumes. BMC, volume 4, page 1045, column 612; originally published in 2 parts in 1586 (and first translated from Latin into English in 1610).
Very Good. Britannia: or, A Chorographical Description of the flourishing kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the islands adjacent; from the earliest antiquity / by William Camden [complete in 4 volumes]: Translated from the edition published by the author in MDCVII, enlarged by the latest discoveries, by Richard Gough. Period three-quarter leather in very good condition. Tight spines. Volume III has moisture stains (1/2 to 1 1/2 inch) on bottom right corner of most pages, not effecting plates or maps. Engraved portrait and 104 engraved plates and 56 (15-19-15-7) maps. Large books and will require extra postage. No AMAZON international order on this title. Size: Elephant Folio-over 15"-23" tall.
Second edition of the Gough translation. Four volumes. Large folio. Half vellum and marbled papercovered boards, leather spine labels. Modest wear to the extremities, scattered foxing in each volume, light tidemarks to the margins of a few plates. A very handsome and imposing set. 57 maps, many folding (including a folding chart); 106 plates. The landmark history and geography of Great Britain, Gough's version was first published in 1789, translated from the last Latin edition of 1607. The maps are drawn by E. Noble and engraved by John Cary. Chubb p220. Fordham p30.
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