Camden, William translated into English by Robert Norton
THE HISTORIE OF THE MOST RENOWNED AND VICTORIOUS PRINCESSE ELIZABETH, late Queene of England. Contayning all the most Important and Remarkeable Passages of State both at Home and Abroad, during her Long and Prosperous Raigne. Composed by Way of Annals. Never heretofore so Faithfully and fully Published in English.
Benjamin Fisher, at his shop in Aldersgate streete, at the signe of the Talbot
Frontispiece fine engraved portrait of Queen Elizabeth, woodcut head and tail-pieces and ornamental initials.
Quarto dark contemporary ruled calf on 5 raised bands with main part of later gilt spine label (top spine compartment and corner leather lacking but repaired). Front free endpaper laid with centred watermark of Royal coat of arms. Four parts separately paginated in one volume: Frontis & Titlepage, pp (To Reader signed R.N. & Introduction) +138pp; 120pp; 104 + +105-148pp; 224pp +pp (Table of Chronology). This is the first edition with all Four Parts in English (STC 4500). Collated complete except lacking one folio (pp 11-14) in Booke 3. Frontis & titlepage both laid on contemporary paper, frontis has paper defects affecting print in 2 places at margin, a few pages at end repaired at gutter and margins, several pages with light water stains and some with tears (mostly not repaired) but no loss of text except small portion of pp151-2 in Book 4. *Complete (except 4 text pages) but well-used copy of this important English edition, the first with all four parts, translated by Norton from Camden's original Latin text.
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