LOT 1473

[Great Britain] Historia rerum Britannicarum

ut et mult. Gallicarum, Belgicarum, & Germanicarum, tam politicarum. quam ecclesiasticarum, ab anno 1572, ad annum 1628, Roberto Johnstono [Robert Johnston], Scoto-Britanno, Amstelaedami, Joannis Ravensteynii, 1655.

Small folio, blind-stamped parchment, gilt-stamped and brown title on spine, title page with printer's vignette (Elias and the raven), (2),737,(22) pp., This is the first edition of the complete text; important for the early history of Schotland. Johnston was a historian and lawyer. His manuscript was first fully printed after his death; some of the 22 volumes had appeared earlier in English in Edinburgh.

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