The Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth
The Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth

The Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth

London: Longmans, 1929. Hardcover. Index. 16 photographs of hitherto unread manuscripts. The first Latin text taken direct from the earliest manuscripts together with the first literal translation of a parallel Welsh Chronicle. With a discussion of Geoffrey's Native Sources and the Ancient British Book which he claimed that he translated.


8vo. xiii,(1),672pp. Index. Bibloography. Blue ribbed cloth, gilt spine title. The rear board has a light scratch else this is a fine copy with the gilt bright. In the original dustwrapper. a little worn at the edges and folds, and with a slit on the rear panel corresponding to the scratch on the book, but still giving a very good appearance.


Geoffrey's famous history is given in Latin with an English translation of a Welsh manuscript running beneath, all of which is preceded by a long discussion of the extant manuscripts and Geoffrey's sources.

. Near fine / Very good. Item #20608

Price: $250.00

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