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Remaines Concernig Britaine

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Camden, William (1551-1623). "Remaines Concernig Britaine". London: Thomas Harper for John Waterson, 1637. Small 4to. Engraved frontispiece (Camden's portrait), (3) leaves, 420 pp., (1) leaf. Orig. full-leather binding from the time with gilt title on the spine.

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Camden, William

Philipot, John

Waterson, John

London

1637

Camden, William (1551-1623). "Remaines Concernig Britaine: Their Languages. Names. Surnames. Allusions. Anagrammes. Armories. Monies. Empreses. Apparell. Artillarie. Wise Speeches. Proverbs. Poesies. Epitaphes ... The fift Impression, with many rare Antiquities never befor imprinted. By the industry and care of Iohn Philipot, Somerset Herald". London: Printed by Thomas Harper, for John Waterson, 1637. Small 4to. Engraved frontispiece (Camden's portrait), (3) leaves, 420 pp., (1) leaf. Numerous woodcut headers and initials. 26 woodcut coats of arms on pp. 205-229. Orig. full-leather binding from the time with gilt title on the spine.

A collection of thematic historical essays that was conceived as a more popular companion to Britannia. This is the only book Camden wrote in English. It also contains the first ever alphabetical list of English proverbs, which has since been used extensively by editors of the major modern dictionaries of proverbs - Old heraldic heraldic ex-libris ('Sir Alex Ramsay of Balmain Bart.') pasted on the front pastedown.


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