Caxton: The Description of Britain.

SKU: 15767

Caxton scoured a 14th century Middle English translation of the Latin Polychronicon (Universal History) for all references to Britain, which he compiled and published in 1480. It immediately became a best-seller. Collins has modernized the text to make it available to modern readers for the first time. Enjoy this delightful view of British history from the perspective of the Late Middle Ages, accompanied by color medieval illustrations, with modern illustrations and aerial photographs to boot. On quality heavy paper, bright and clean. Jacket with slight shelf wear, and gift inscription inside front cover to previous owner. Great fun for the serious historian and casual Anglophile alike. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, NY. 1988. Hb, Dj. USED. $8.00