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1601 Catalogue of Bishops of England Godwin Rare Black Letter First Edition Rare
London: 1601. Click on "Read more" under item description for a full description of this lot (on eBay mobile only). Many thanksLouis88Books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TITLE A Catalogue of the Bishops of England, Since the First Planting of Christian Religion in this Island, Together with a Briefe History of their Liues and Memorable Actions, So Neere as can be Gathered out of Antiquity. By F.G. Subdeane of Exceter ____________________ First Edition ___________________ Author Francis Godwin _________________ Year 1601 _______________ Published by Londini : Impensis Geor. Bishop, 1601. ____________________ Description: Londini: Impensis Geor. Bishop, 1601, FIRST EDITION, printed in black letter, several short old ink and pencil notes to the margins. Signature of a Mr Appleton to the top of the title page. pp. [viii], 547, [1], 4to., modern calf. The most important work of Francis Godwin (1562-1633), the historian and bishop. Godwin knew and worked with William Camden, and produced his own antiquarian works in the same vein as Camden and Matthew Parker. This book attempts to compile biographies, however brief, of every bishop and archbishop ever appointed in England. 'Godwin is notably even-handed, for instance, in describing St Thomas a Becket's troubles with Henry II.[it] was unevenly researched even by the standards of the day, but it wore well over the next two centuries as a basic reference source' (ODNB). It was so well-received it resulted in Godwin's appointment as bishop of Llangollen, and fifteen years after this publication, the translation into La … [Click Below for Full Description]
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