Small 4to, [iv] + 125 f. + [i]. Rebound in leather preserving original leather boards. 5 raised bands, gilt title and date on spine. Cover edges chipped and rubbed. 3 bookseller codes and catalog description pasted onto fpdep. Small date and miniscule pencil notations on title page. Catalog number penciled on rpdep. The rebound leather spine and sturdy boards make this a very attractive copy. Jovius was an Italian doctor and historian at home in the papal court of the 16th century. He was a man of the world through his travels and studies. This work on the British Isles was supplemented in two parts by George Lily: ?Virorum aliquot in Britannia, qui nostro seculo eruditione, & doctrina clari, memorabilesq(ue) fuerunt,' f. 45-54 and 'a Brvto Britannicae gentis authore, omnium in quos uaria~te fortuna Britanniæ imperiu(m) tra(n)slatum breuis enumeratio' f. 57-125. Of note: Christopher Columbus is mentioned on page 42 and there are brief biographies of the eminent Englishmen St. Thomas More, John Colet, and St. John Fisher in the first part of Lily?s supplement. In Lily?s second supplement there is a complete chronology of the British monarchy from 801-1547. A very nice printer?s engraving, ?Sybilla?, on title page and last leaf of book. OCLC #56705718. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Descriptio Britanniae, Scotiae, Hyberniae, ...
Publisher: Apud Michaelem Tramezinum
Publication Date: 1548
Book Condition: Good
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