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Camden's Britannia, second edition [1722]

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Camden's Britannia, second edition [1722]

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Author: Camden, William
Title: Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Islands
Place Published: London
Publisher:Printed by Mary Matthews, for Awnsham Churchill, and sold by William Taylor
Date Published: 1722
Description:

2 volumes. [66], clxviii columns, [2] pp., 696 columns; [2] pp, 697-1526 columns, [177] pp. Title printed in black and red. With 9 (of 10) engraved numismatic plates. (Folio) 39.3x24 cm (15½x9½"), rebacked full calf with gilt-ruled paneling, raised bands, spines ruled in gilt, morocco lettering pieces. Stated Second Edition.

Camden's "chorography" of Great Britain and annals of Ireland, lacking the maps by William Morden. Chorography (from χ?ρος kh?ros, "place" and γρ?φειν graphein, "to write") is the art of describing or mapping a region or district, and by extension such a description or map. This term derives from the writings of the ancient geographer Pomponius Mela and Ptolemy, where it meant the geographical description of regions. However, its resonances of meaning have varied at different times. Richard Helgerson states that "chorography defines itself by opposition to chronicle. It is the genre devoted to place, and chronicle is the genre devoted to time". First Published in 1586. 

Condition
Some scuffs, abrasions and cracks to calf, lettering piece of Vol. II with a tear; tears to endpapers and preliminary blanks, facsimile replacement of leaf Q1 in Vol. I; a few loose leaves in Vol. II; good to about very good.
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Camden's Britannia, second edition [1722]

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Lot 0404 Details

Description
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Heading:
Author: Camden, William
Title: Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Islands
Place Published: London
Publisher:Printed by Mary Matthews, for Awnsham Churchill, and sold by William Taylor
Date Published: 1722
Description:

2 volumes. [66], clxviii columns, [2] pp., 696 columns; [2] pp, 697-1526 columns, [177] pp. Title printed in black and red. With 9 (of 10) engraved numismatic plates. (Folio) 39.3x24 cm (15½x9½"), rebacked full calf with gilt-ruled paneling, raised bands, spines ruled in gilt, morocco lettering pieces. Stated Second Edition.

Camden's "chorography" of Great Britain and annals of Ireland, lacking the maps by William Morden. Chorography (from χ?ρος kh?ros, "place" and γρ?φειν graphein, "to write") is the art of describing or mapping a region or district, and by extension such a description or map. This term derives from the writings of the ancient geographer Pomponius Mela and Ptolemy, where it meant the geographical description of regions. However, its resonances of meaning have varied at different times. Richard Helgerson states that "chorography defines itself by opposition to chronicle. It is the genre devoted to place, and chronicle is the genre devoted to time". First Published in 1586. 

Condition
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Some scuffs, abrasions and cracks to calf, lettering piece of Vol. II with a tear; tears to endpapers and preliminary blanks, facsimile replacement of leaf Q1 in Vol. I; a few loose leaves in Vol. II; good to about very good.

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