A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In antiquities. Concerning the most noble and renowned English Nation. By the studie and travell of R. V.

Verstegen, Richard; a. k. a. Richard Rowlands]

Published by Printed by John Bill, London, 1628
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Half gilt-ruled burgundy morocco and cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, 5 raised bands, a. e. g.; pp. [12], 337, [11] (table, index). Large paper copy of the second edition, the first printed in England. Title-page printed in red and black, with engraving of the Tower of Babel; 10 engravings in text; woodcut ornaments throughout. Expert paper repair to FFEP, which bears an early handwritten notice: "Harding and Leopard's Cat. 1826. The catalogue of Enligh words (page 191 to 217) in this work seems to have been the first rudiment of the Anglo-Saxon Dictionary of the learned W. Somner. Pegge's Anecdotes; fr. 5C." Offers a history of early invasions of Great Britain, the development of the English language and surnames, as well as some early folklore -- the Pied Piper of Hamlyn, and descriptions of werewolves and the bones of a sea elephant. Bookplate of Abel Berland on front paste-down. Some very light chipping at the fore-edge of the first few pages (affecting the margin only -- nowhere infringing upon the text), else fine, in a very pretty binding. Bookseller Inventory # L45-1580

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Title: A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In ...

Publisher: Printed by John Bill, London

Publication Date: 1628

Binding: Hardcover

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