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Title: Camden's Britannia: Kent. From the Edition of 1789 By Richard Gough.
Description: Hutchinson, London, 1977.. 96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091252407 B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primar y s o u r c e o f great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been und er t ak en b y Dr G o rd on Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from any sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned b y C am den as th ey ca n b e see n today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our hist oric he rita ge. Not th e le ast of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preli mina ry pa ges. Dus t ja cket hasl igh t edg e wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling a nd a f ew li ght fi nger marks, very ligh t bro wnin g. Ve ry Good+/Good+.

Keywords: William Camden, Richard Gough, Kent, Aylesford, Canterbury, Cinque Ports, Crayford, Deal, Dover, Ebbsfleet, Furnace, Lympne, Medway, Richborough, Rochester, Sandown Castle, Sandwich, Sheppey, Stour, Thames, Thanet, Walmer, Wantsum, Rivers, Newenden,

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 19079

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