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ANGLICA, NORMANNICA, HIBERNICA, CAMBRICA, A VETERIBUS SCRIPTA: Ex quibus Asser Meneuensis, Anonymus de vita Gulielmi Conquestoris, Thomas Walsingham, Thomas de la More, Gulielmus Gemiticensis, Giraldus Cambrensis: Plerique nunc primum in lucem editi, ex Bibliotheca Guilielmi Camdemi ..
Frankfurt: Claudius Marnius & heirs of Johann Aubrius, 1603. Hardcover. Very Good. Printer's mark of flying horse over cornucopia & hand from cloud holding caduceus to titlepage + 2 full-page portaits of six + seven kings at page 38 & 410 + head- & tail-pieces & figural or foliated initials. Folio handsome gilt 18th century gilt sprinkled calf with red spine label and 6 raised bands, gilt spine compartments, raised bands, dentelles & reverses (minor splitting to head and foot of one board but covers well attached, tips bumped). All Edges Marbled to match endpapers, sstamp on flyleaf "bound by J. Clarke". Two armorial bookplates (see provenance below), 2 miniature crested RFG monogram stamps on titlepage, [12]pp + 898pp + [32]pp index, verso of last leaf with repeated printer's mark. Collated complete. Side notes throughout with some erudite neat comments in pencil and a list of indexed page numbers written on an extra free front endpaper. Titlepage a bit dusty, narrow faint mark of former damp along front edges of final 45 leaves not affecting print, last 7 text leaves with light red marks at top where page numbers corrected by previous owner, but pages all crisp, handsomely printed, and without any tears. *A very attractive copy, which the 2 armorial bookplates indicate was formerly owned by Sir Joseph Henry Hawley of Leybourne Grange (d. 1875), and in 1911 by Colonel Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney (1859-1933) archaeologist and author of a multi-volume History of Monmouthshire (pub. 1904-32).
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