The History of Britain, That part especially, now called England; From the First Traditional Beginning, continued to the Norman Conquest; Collected out of the Ancientest and Best authors thereof.
Edition: First Thus
London: R. Wilks: 1818. An Ex Library copy of this First Thus. Recent green library cloth, with red label to the spine. Inside is the main work, with a frontis of Milton, and a large folding genealogical table of the Saxon and Danish Kings. Preface by Maseres, and a Life of Milton, by his nephew Edward Philips. This is followed by several other works of Milton on the establishment of a commonwealth. To the end of the work is a piece by Matthew Griffith "Brief Notes upon a late Sermon titled, The Fear of God and the King". This work doesn't easily correspond with those on COPAC and is longer than those cited there. The pagination and register are continuous though, and this is a complete work. xliii, table, -400. pp
Condition: Overall this is a work in sound condition. The recent green library cloth is clean and tidy (if not particularly attractive!). Inside, there is the remnant of library pockets to the recent front end paper. The original work has minimal library stamps, with just a couple of small library stamps to the margins. The work itself is generally clean, although there is a light damp stain to the top portion of perhaps a third of the work. This also affects the genealogical table (which is otherwise sound and without any tears). The library binding has resulted in the loss of the original end papers (front and rear).