The Survey of Cornwall. And An Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue. By Richard Carew, of Antoine, Esq; With The Life of the Author, By H**** C***** Esq. A New Edition. Large 8vo., half leather and marbled-paper boards and red gilt-lettered label to spine (rebound in nineteenth century), pp. xxv, 159, , 13. Contains: ‘To the Honourable, Sir Walter Raleigh Knight, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, Lieutenant Generall of Cornwall, &c.’; ‘To the Reader’; ‘The Prosopoeia to the Booke’; ‘List of Subscribers’; ‘The Life of Richard Carew of Antoine Esq; By Hugh C******* Esq’; ‘The Survey of Cornwall. The first Booke’; ‘The Survey of Cornwall. The second Booke’; ‘The Table of the first Booke’; ‘The Table of the second Booke’; ‘An Epistle of Richard Carew Esq; concerning The Excellencies of the English Tongue’. At the end of the second book of the survey is written: ‘Deo gloria: mihi gratia. 1602. April. 23’. On the title page of the ‘Epistle’ it is stated that this was printed in the Year M.DCC.XXIII.’ Previous owner’s notes tipped in to front endpaper, The Marazion Institution stamp to title page, with date 1835; binding rubbed and discolored; otherwise very good, with wide margins. A classic of English topography, and the second English country history to appear in print, The Survey of Cornwall was first published in 1602. Subsequent editions appeared in 1723, 1769 and 1811. This edition, from 1769, has appended Carew’s Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue, which first appeared in 1605. The 1769 is especially rare.
CAREW, Richard., The Survey of Cornwall. And An Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue. By Richard Carew, of Antoine, Esq; With The Life of the Author, By H**** C***** Esq. A New Edition., B. Law | J. Hewett, 1769
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