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  • Collection: History and geography

A world of wonders

'An introduction to a treatise touching the conformitie of ancient and moderne wonders: or a preparative treatise to the Apologie for Herodotus', originally in French. Henri Estienne (c.1528-1598) was an influential French scholar and printer. This…

A chorographical description of all the tracts, rivers, mountains, forests, and other parts of this renowned isle of Great Britain (Poly-Olbion)

A topographical poem describing the counties of England and Wales, and their local traditions and histories. Book 1 of the work is accompanied by annotations by antiquarian John Selden. The 1622 edition was sold by John Grismond, who supplied books…

[historical meditations]

"Historicall meditacions"

A Survey of London

A detailed description of the buildings, social condition and customs of London in the time of Elizabeth I. The full text of the 1633 edition is available to read online here.