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Bertram, Charles, 1723–1765

Britannicarum gentium historiae antiquae scriptores tres : Ricardus Corinensis, Gildas Badonicus, Nennius Banchorensis / recensuit notisque & indice auxit Carolus Bertramus.

Havniae [Copenhagen] : Impensis editoris, 1757.
Physical Description:
198 p., [2] leaves of plates (one folded) : ill., map ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA145 .B52 1757
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Illustrations by and after; C[harles] Bertram.
This work was published by Bertram as the work of Richard of Cirencester, monk of the 14th century. It genuineness was not questioned until 1867 when it was exposed as a forgery. See Fake? for more information.
Engraved t.p.
Head-and tail-pieces.
Includes index.
Half t.p. reads: Historiae Brittanicae scriptones tres.
Fake? The art of deception. Edited by Mark Jones. London : British Museum, 1990 44
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1757.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1757.
Gildas, 516?-570?
Great Britain -- Antiquities.
Great Britain -- History -- 1066-1687 -- Sources.
Impensis editoris -- Publisher.
Literary forgeries and mystifications.
Nennius, active 796.
Pickford, Joseph -- Bookplate.
Richard, of Cirencester, -1401?
Bertram, Charles, 1723-1765, ill.

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