Britannia. Or A Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, together with the Adjacent Islands. Written in Latin by William Camden, Clarenceux, King at Arms: And translated into English, with Additions and Improvements. Revised, Digested, and Published, with Large Editions by Edmund Gibson, D.D. Rector of Lambeth; and now Bishop of Lincoln, and Dean of His Majesty’s Chapel-Royal.
The Second Edition. Two Volumes. London, Printed by Mary Matthews, for Awnsham Churchill, and Sold by William Taylor, in Pater-Noster Row, 1722. Folio (38.5 x 24 cm). Vol.1: Frontispiece, Titel Page in Red and Black, (64), cclxviii [columns], 696 [columns]. With 37 double-sided Maps and 9 other Plates. Collation: [FP, TP, *a,*b, [a]–[p]2, a-z2, aa-ll2, A-Z2, Aa-Zz2, Aaa-Zzz2, Aaaa-Ssss2] / Vol.2: Title Page in Red and Black, Columns 697 – 1526, (178), 15 Maps and one Plate. Collation: [Tttt-Zzzz2, 5A-5Z2, 6A-6Z2, 7A-7Z2, 8A-8Z2, 9A-9G2, [a]–[z]2, [aa]–[xx]2, blank]. Contemporary panelled Calf with blind decorations to boards. Six raised bands. Spine labels. Marbled end papers. Red speckled edges. Very good condition. Binding severily rubbed and bumped. Small material losses to spine ends and corners. Spine leather dried and worn (see images). Joints cracked. Front free end paper of volume 2 losely inserted. Armorial Ex Libris on verso of both title pages. Minor nicks and closed tears. Internally clean. An impressive set.