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    [Monumenta Historica Britannica] Monumenta Historica Britannica, Or Materials for the History of Britain, From the Earliest Period. Volume I. Extending To The Norman Conquest. (All Published). London: George E. Eyre & William Spottiswoode for Her Majesty, 1848. Krown & Spellman retail: $850. First Edition. Large Folio. 16 x 10 1/2". [8],146,clxxii,1035p. 1/2 contemporary red morocco over cloth, edge rubbed, gilt spine, name of the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow on cover, marbled endpapers. Half-title, t.p., & dedication in red & black, 17 plates of coins, 9 plates of manuscript facsimiles (some in two colors), folding map by W Hughes. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "The Record Commission, first appointed in 1800, entrusted to Henry Petrie in 1823 the task of editing a new collection of chronicles and other materials of English history extending to the close of Henry VIII's reign. After the text of the first volume had been prepared and materials for other volumes gathered, the work was suspended in 1835 by order of the commissioners, and volume one was not published until 1846," Graves. This is the only volume published out of the projected series. It contains excerpts from Greek writers, with English translations, and Roman writers; Roman inscriptions; an account of British and Roman coins, with plates; and the following chronicles, or parts thereof, to 1066: Aethelweard, Anglo-Saxon chronicle, Annales Cambriae, Asser, Bede, Brut y Tywysogion. Chronologia brevissima, Florence of Worcester, Gaimar, Genealogia regum. Gildas, Guy of Amiens, Henry of Huntington, Nennius, Simeon of Durham.   Graves, OBEH,1084.



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