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The History of the Anglo-Saxons, from their first appearance above the Elbe, to the death of Egbert: With a map of their ancient territory. [With:] The History of the Manners, Landed Property, Government, Laws, Poetry, Literature, Religion, and Language of the Anglo-Saxons.

Turner, Sharon

  • Publication details - London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies [and, vol. 4] Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
  • Date - 1799

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Description:

FIRST EDITION, 4 vols., 8vo, pp. xx, 395, [1]; xxii (recte xxvii), [i], 399, [1]; xvi, 402; xii, 520 + folding hand-coloured map frontispiece in vol. 1. Contemporary mottled calf, spines divided by triple gilt rules, black morocco labels. Some light spotting in places. Joints a little rubbed, leather crackled. Library bookplate to front pastedown and their gilt stamp to head of spines.


Notes:

The first edition of this important and substantial study, 'a work which was to have a powerful influence on historical thought for the succeeding half-century' (ODNB). Sharon Turner (1768-1847) was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on the strength of the first volume alone, and won the praise of Southey, Scott, and others; he went on to write numerous other historical works though this remained by far his most important and highly respected.

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