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Historie of Cambria
, 1584. 1584. First Edition . (CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN). The Historie of Cambria, now called Wales: A part of the most famous Yland of Brytaine, written in the Brytish language aboue two hundreth yeares past: translated into English by H. Lhoyd Gentleman: Corrected, augmented, and continued out of Records and best approoued Authors, by David Powel. (Colophon: London: Rafe Newberie and Henrie Denham, 1584). Small octavo, late 19th-century full brown morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and gauffered; pp. (16), 22, 401, (1), (12). Housed in a custom clamshell box. $14,000.First edition of this rare and important history of Wales and Welsh royalty, illustrated throughout with woodcut portraits. This work was the first to attribute the original discovery of America to the Welsh in the 12th century and contains two very early references to King Arthur, including a description of the discovery of the bones of King Arthur and his queen:
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