1676 1ed Sammes Antiquities Ancient Britain Saxon Druids Wicker Man Pagan Lore

SAMMES, Aylett

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Aylett Sammes was a 17th-century English historian who is primarily remembered for his studies in Welsh and Phoenician languages. In his studies of ancient Britain, he gathered information on traditions, costume, cultures, and languages that were all influenced from the ancient Phoenicians. It was in this book, “Britannia antiqua illustrate”, that Sammes describes the Roman invasion, and a broad overview of the various emperors of the Roman Empire.

 

Other topics include ancient documents such as the Laws of King Ina, Saxon mythology, the practices of ancient Druids and their sacrificial rites.

 

First published in 1676, this work featured highly impressive and desirable illustrations including views of druids, battles scenes from the Roman Invasion, portrait of Julius Caesar (p.104), statues to gods, as well as the famous wicker man!

 

Note: the title page of this first edition states ‘first edition’; however, no subsequent volumes were ever published.

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1676 1ed Sammes Antiquities Ancient Britain Saxon Druids Wicker Man Pagan Lore

 

Aylett Sammes was a 17th-century English historian who is primarily remembered for his studies in Welsh and Phoenician languages. In his studies of ancient Britain, he gathered information on traditions, costume, cultures, and languages that were all influenced from the ancient Phoenicians. It was in this book, “Britannia antiqua illustrate”, that Sammes describes the Roman invasion, and a broad overview of the various emperors of the Roman Empire.

 

Other topics include ancient documents such as the Laws of King Ina, Saxon mythology, the practices of ancient Druids and their sacrificial rites.

 

First published in 1676, this work featured highly impressive and desirable illustrations including views of druids, battles scenes from the Roman Invasion, portrait of Julius Caesar (p.104), statues to gods, as well as the famous wicker man!

 

Note: the title page of this first edition states ‘first edition’; however, no subsequent volumes were ever published.

 

Item number: #14251

Price: $1500

 

SAMMES, Aylett

 

Britannia antiqua illustrata, or, The antiquities of ancient Britain, derived from the Phœnicians : wherein the original trade of this island is discovered, the names of places, offices, dignities, as likewise the idolatry, language, and customs of the primitive inhabitants are clearly demonstrated from that nation

 

London : Printed by Tho. Roycroft, for the author, 1676. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [10], 582, [5]
    • 21 engravings
      • A Druid; Wicker image; Bretanick Islander; the battles; Heus; Hieraglyphicks; Ogmius; Jilus Caesar; Drusus Claudius Caesar; Boadicia; gods: Oden, Thor, & Friga; pagan idols: Rugyvith-Porevith-Porenuth-Suantovite
    • References: Wing S 535; Lowndes 2182
    • Provenance: Handwritten – John Rogers
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~13.5in X 9.25in (34cm x 23.5cm)
    • Very rare and desirable

 

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14251

Categories

European History

Language Study & Reference

Authors

SAMMES, Aylett

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete