History of England

Title

History of England

Alternative Title

Full title: The history of Britain, that part especially now call'd England : from the first traditional beginning, continu'd to the Norman Conquest / collected out of the antientest and best authours thereof by John Milton.

Creator

John Milton, 1608-1674.

Publisher

London : Printed by J.M. for James Allestry, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard.

Date

MDCLXX [1670].

Format

[4], 308, [56] pages : portrait ; 21 cm

Description

Running title reads: The history of England.

Includes index and bibliographical references.

Head pieces.

With a final errata leaf.

Frontispiece portrait (A1v) signed: Gul. Faithorne ad vivum delin. et sculpsit.

Printed by John Macock--cf. Wing.

Provenance

Inscription on fly-leaf: "To Lord Coleridge from his neighbour & friend, F.B. Dickinson, Ottery St. Mary, 19th August 1902"; bookplate of Bernard Lord Coleridge; illustration of Milton's house mounted on fly-leaf verso; two leaves of ms notes about portrait bound in after fly-leaf.

Bound in full calf, blind-ruled and stamped with cornerpieces; hinges fragile, spine label lacking.

Purchased on the Schulich-Woolf fund, April 2016.

Contributor

Macock, John, printer
Faithorne, William, 1616-1691, engraver
Coleridge, Bernard Coleridge, Baron, 1851-1927, former owner
Schulich-Woolf Collection

Language

English

Identifier

Dated 1670 .M55
ESTC R13663
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996) M2119.

Pforheimer, 710

Shawcross, J. Milton, 306

Coleridge, K.A. Catalogue of the Milton collection in the Turnbull Library, |c 24a

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Collection

Citation

John Milton, 1608-1674., “History of England,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed November 24, 2017, http://schulichwoolf.omeka.net/items/show/19.