An Account of Richard of Cirencester, Monk of Westminster, and of his Works: STUKELEY William 1687-1765 [Very Good] [Hardcover]
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In contemporary marbled boards, corners & edges worn. early 19c cloth spine, no title. Internally, [2], 3-94 pp, [1], 2 pl (folding map - small crease tear, & the facsimile of part of an original MS), top edge cut, remainder not, crease to last 2 leaves, bookplate to fpd (A. Leonard Fuller), some light edge browning. (Folio, 280*222 mm). (ESTC T68353. Allibone p1789). This work was written as a result of a literary forgery, by which Stukeley was duped. An Englishman, Charles Bertram, wrote to him from Copenhagen claiming to have discovered a new map of Roman Britain compiled by a fourteenth-century monk of Westminster. Stukeley attempted to buy the map for the British Museum, and his correspondence with Bertram formed the basis of both the present work and Bertram's Britannicarum gentium historiae antiquae scriptores tres (1757). The map was not fully discredited until 1869.
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