1616 William Camden Annals of England & Ireland Under Queen Elizabeth Great Britain Extremely Rare 1st edition Frankfurt comp@$1,250 William Camden (1551 – 1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. In 1597, Lord Burghley suggested that Camden write a history of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The degree of Burghley’s influence on the work is unclear, though; Camden only specifically mentions Sir John Fortescue, Elizabeth’s last Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Henry Cuffe, the Earl of Essex’s secretary, as sources. Camden began his work in 1607. The first part of the Annales Rerum Gestarum Angliae et Hiberniae Regnate Elizabetha, covering the reign up to 1597, appeared in 1615. The second part was completed in 1617, but was not published until 1625 (Leiden), and 1627 (London), following Camden’s death. The first translation into English appeared in 1625. The Annales were not written in a continuous narrative, but in the style of earlier annals, giving the events of each year in a separate entry. Sometimes criticised as being too favourably disposed towards Elizabeth and James I, the Annales are one of the great works of English historiography and had a great impact on the later image of the Elizabethan age. Hugh Trevor-Roper said about them: “It is thanks to Camden that we ascribe to Queen Elizabeth a consistent policy of via media rather than an inconsequent series of unresolved conflicts and paralysed indecisions.” We find other examples of this same book for sale elsewhere for $1,250! Main author: William Camden Title: Annales rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum regnante Elizabetha, ad annum salutis M.D. LXXXIX. Published: Francofurti ad Mœnum : Curantibus Rulandijs, typis Ioannis Bringeri, 1616. Language: Latin FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: secure vellum binding; Pages: complete with all 523 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Francofurti ad Mœnum : Curantibus Rulandijs, typis Ioannis Bringeri, 1616. Size: ~7.5in X 4.75in (19cm x 12cm) Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: William Camden Annals of England & Ireland ...
Publisher: Francofurti ad Mœnum : Curantibus Rulandijs, typis Ioannis Bringeri, 1616.
Publication Date: 1616
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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