The Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth. Acton Griscom.
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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