Remaines Concerning Brittaine: But Especially England, and the Inhabitants Thereof [Alt. title: Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine]. William CAMDEN.
Remaines Concerning Brittaine: But Especially England, and the Inhabitants Thereof [Alt. title: Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine]
Remaines Concerning Brittaine: But Especially England, and the Inhabitants Thereof [Alt. title: Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine]

Remaines Concerning Brittaine: But Especially England, and the Inhabitants Thereof [Alt. title: Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine]

London: A.I. for Symon Waterson, 1629. Fourth Impression, reviewed, corrected, and increased. Octavo (19cm.); modern maroon library cloth binding (retaining original endpapers), gilt-lettered spine, in matching slipcase; [4],346pp. (A-Y8); woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces throughout. Stock rather browned and a bit chipped at extremities, later (1900) ownership inscription of an F. Osler (not Featherstone Osler, father of William Osler); else a Very Good copy in serviceable if unexciting library binding. Item #1339

Posthumously published edition of antiquary William Camden's "Remaines of a Greater Worke," first published in 1605, the only title the author published in English. While reportedly composed as a more commonplace companion to his magnum opus "Britannia," new evidence indicates that "Remaines," while written almost simultaneously with "Britannia," was treated by the author as an entirely separate work, greatly based on conjecture. This, the first edition published following his death, can be relegated to the heap of unreliable reprints, all of which are described as containing "inauthentic material" (gutenberg.org). ESTC S107502.

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