Item #164642 CAXTON: THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN. William Caxton, Marie Collins.


A modern rendering. Picture research by Deborah Pownall. Pp. 176, illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (several full or double page), maps, chronology, further reading, notes, index; tall cr. 4to; black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, a couple of tiny bruises to edges of boards; dust wrapper, slightly foxed on reverse; book label of David Levine, Sydney, on upper pastedown, a little light foxing; Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, 1988. First U.S. edition. *The text of Caxton's The Description of Britain modernized for 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.... illustrated with woodcuts, engravings and illuminated manuscripts dating from Caxton's days and before, as well as recent photographs and aerial views of contemporary Britain' [wrapper blurb]. Item #164642

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