CAXTON: The Description of Britain - Marie CollinsGuild, 1988, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, small crease to the top corner of the upper panel. Text bright and tight.
From the cover: “William Caxton, perhaps best known as the man who brought the printing industry to England, was also an astute publisher: it was he who made The Description of Britain available to the British public in 1480. Basing his version on a fourteenth-century Middle English translation of the Latin polychronicon — or universal history — Caxton decided to focus on the chapters describing Britain. He extracted and rearranged these sections, updating the language where necessary. The result is The Description of Britain, which became an immediate bestseller. Now, for the first time ever, his text has been modernized and made available to a twentieth century audience. It provides a fascinating insight into Britain in the Middle Ages and a vivid account of Britain’s history from the perspective of the later Middle Ages.”
Size: 10¾" x 8"
Number of Pages: 176
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