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1676 Samme's Antiquities of Britain, First Edition
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Northern Europe, England, London, ca. 1676 CE. Written by Aylett Sammes (1636 to 1679). A fascinating book with the title of "Britannia Antiqua Illustrata: or, the Antiquities of Ancient Britain, derived from the Phoenicians: wherein the original trade of this island is discovered, the names of places, offices, dignities, as likewise the idolatry, language, and customs of the primitive inhabitants are clearly demonstrated from that nation, many old monuments illustrated, and the commerce with that people, as well as the Greeks, plainly set forth and collected out of approved Greek and Latin authors; together with a chronological history of this kingdom, from the first traditional beginning, until the year of our Lord 800, when the name of Britain was changed into England; faithfully collected out of the best authors, and disposed in a better method that hitherto hath been done; with the antiquities of the Saxons, as well as Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. The First Volume," written by Aylett Sammes. Size: 2.25" L x 9.375" W x 14.125" H (5.7 cm x 23.8 cm x 35.9 cm)

Comprised of 582 pages, the intriguing codex was published in London by Thomas Roycroft for the author. The codex is fit with a leather cover and adorned with a 2-page map of Europe, 13 in-text figures, and 12 stunning engravings, depicting a druid, the wicker image, a person of the Bretanick Islands, the battles, Heus, the Hieraglyphicks, Ogmius, Julius Caesar, Drusus Claudius Caesar, Boadicia, Woden-Thor-Friga, and Rugyvith-Porevith-Porenuth-Suantovite. Though the first page is embellished with a few words printed in red ink, the remainder of the book is printed in black.

Provenance: private J. P. collection, Rye, Colorado, USA; ex-Bill Buffinger collection, Hollywood, California, USA, before 2000

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Wonderfully clear watermark of a coat of arms with the words "DVAVI LEGEARI" on page opposite title. Notes throughout from previous owners. A few miniscule tears to peripheries of first and last pages. Light staining to some pages. Surface wear to cover. Otherwise, intact and excellent.
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1676 Samme's Antiquities of Britain, First Edition

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Northern Europe, England, London, ca. 1676 CE. Written by Aylett Sammes (1636 to 1679). A fascinating book with the title of "Britannia Antiqua Illustrata: or, the Antiquities of Ancient Britain, derived from the Phoenicians: wherein the original trade of this island is discovered, the names of places, offices, dignities, as likewise the idolatry, language, and customs of the primitive inhabitants are clearly demonstrated from that nation, many old monuments illustrated, and the commerce with that people, as well as the Greeks, plainly set forth and collected out of approved Greek and Latin authors; together with a chronological history of this kingdom, from the first traditional beginning, until the year of our Lord 800, when the name of Britain was changed into England; faithfully collected out of the best authors, and disposed in a better method that hitherto hath been done; with the antiquities of the Saxons, as well as Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. The First Volume," written by Aylett Sammes. Size: 2.25" L x 9.375" W x 14.125" H (5.7 cm x 23.8 cm x 35.9 cm)

Comprised of 582 pages, the intriguing codex was published in London by Thomas Roycroft for the author. The codex is fit with a leather cover and adorned with a 2-page map of Europe, 13 in-text figures, and 12 stunning engravings, depicting a druid, the wicker image, a person of the Bretanick Islands, the battles, Heus, the Hieraglyphicks, Ogmius, Julius Caesar, Drusus Claudius Caesar, Boadicia, Woden-Thor-Friga, and Rugyvith-Porevith-Porenuth-Suantovite. Though the first page is embellished with a few words printed in red ink, the remainder of the book is printed in black.

Provenance: private J. P. collection, Rye, Colorado, USA; ex-Bill Buffinger collection, Hollywood, California, USA, before 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#166154
Condition
...
Wonderfully clear watermark of a coat of arms with the words "DVAVI LEGEARI" on page opposite title. Notes throughout from previous owners. A few miniscule tears to peripheries of first and last pages. Light staining to some pages. Surface wear to cover. Otherwise, intact and excellent.

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