Annales sex regum Angliae. Nicolai TRIVETI, Nicholas TRIVET or TREVET.

Annales sex regum Angliae.

Oxonii [Oxford]: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1719. 8vo. (26), 347, (1, 32 index followed by postscript) pp. Late 18th century dark green straight grain morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels with ornate decoration to the other compartments, gilt tooled rosettes with flower and leaf stems to the corners of each board, the ciphered initials "P.S." to the upper cover and the motto "Vincit et Patitur" to the lower board in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, mustard coloured endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait. Binding slightly rubbed, some very light spotting to the front and rear leaves, else a most handsome copy. The binding has sometime been attributed to the noted binder Roger Payne, his name is pencilled on one of the front endpapers though nowhere is the binding signed. Certainly the binding has the appearance of his work and, specifically, the cornerpieces are very reminiscent of devices that he used. Nicholas Trivet (c.1257 – c.1334) was a Dominican friar and scholar. Manuscripts exist of various works by him, though this is one of the few that subsequently ever made it into print. The work chronicles the history of the early Plantagenet dynasty, from King Stephen to Edward I. This edition is edited by Anthony Hall, an Oxford scholar who had previously edited a 1709 edition of the work of the English antiquarian John Leland "Commentarii de Scriptoribus Britannicis". His postscript at the rear of the volume indicates his intention to publish the continuation of the manuscript from which he was working, the "Annalium Continuatio" appeared 3 years later. Item #19914

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