Historia compendiosa anglicana, or, A compendious history of England : wherein is contained, an account of its rulers, or kings, from about the year of the creation 2851, in the time of the prophet Samuel, to the year of salvation, 1741 : adorn’d with portraitures, at length, of those monarchs, who have sway’d the British sceptre since the conquest : the history of the kings of Scotland, from the reign of Fergus, anno mundi 3618, ’till King James the First united that crown to the English diadem ... : to which is annex’d, an appendix, relating to York, and those illustrious personages that have proved inestimable blessings to this extensive county ... : also compleat indexes to the whole, illustrated with explanatory notes, describing remote parts of the earth, kings famous in ancient mythology, founders of states and monarchies, and many curious observations proper to entertain the learned and ingenious reader / faithfully and diligently collected by Thomas Gent.

Gent, Thomas, 1693-1778 author, publisher.
York : Printed and sold by the author, MDCCXLI [1741].
2 volumes ([4], xvi, [2], 278, [8], 279-376, [2], 22, [8], 23-68, [2], 69-70, viii, vii-xxxviii pages) : illustrations, music ; 18 cm (12mo)

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Other Title:
Historia compendiosa anglicana
Compendious history of England
Title of volume 2: Historia compendiosa Romana, or, A comprehensive history of Rome
Historia compendiosa Romana
Comprehensive history of Rome
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Great Britain -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Rome -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Publishers' advertisements -- England -- York -- 18th century.
Place of Publication:
England York.
Volume 2 has a special undated title leaf which reads: Historia compendiosa Romana, or, A comprehensive history of Rome ... Vol. the IId. Diligently collected by Thomas Gent. (Signatures and pagination are continuous).
Appendix has special dated title leaf which reads: Appendix : Containing the following subjects, viz. I The holy life and pious death of St. Robert,of Knaresborough, Yorkshire ... II. The lamentation of Venus for Adonis, translated from the Greek of Bion of Smyrna ... III. A comprehensive account of the ancient town of Pontefract, in the aforesaid country, from the times of the Romans, Saxons, Danes, and Normans ... IV. Pater patriae : being, a pastoral dialogue, mournfully occasioned by the much lamented death of the late right honourable Charles Howard, Earl of Carlisle ... V. Britain in tears, or, England's pious sorrow for the most lamented death of the late Queen Caroline. VI. A review of the churches in York ... VII. Verses occasioned on viewing the picture of the King of Israel, and Judah, as tho' playing on his harp. York: Printed by Tho. Gent, in the year, MDCCXXXIX.
Preface dated at end: Octob. 10. 1740.
Signatures: volume 1: pi² 2pi⁸ [A]⁴ chi² B-T⁶ U⁸ X-Z⁶ 3chi² ; volume 2: 4chi² 2A-2H⁶ 2I1 [superscript chi]*² *⁴ 2*², ²Q⁶(Q4+5chi⁴) R-S⁶ 5*⁶ 6*⁴(6*3+6chi1) [7*]⁴ [8*]⁴ [9*]⁸ [10*]⁴.
Leaves of gathering U⁸ signed as follows: U, [unsigned], U*, [unsigned], [unsigned], [unsigned], U*3, [unsigned]. The second and third unsigned leaves are conjugate.
Woodcut title illustrations, illustrations, head- and tail-pieces.
Type ornament head-pieces and factotums.
"With a 4-page list of subscribers."--ESTC. Laurence Sterne's name appears on the subscribers' list.
Includes publisher's advertisement on leaf [A]1v
Errata on leaf [10*]4v.
Includes indexes.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy bound in 2 volumes with volume 2 title leaf and dedicatory leaf bound in before leaf Z2; a second copy of the subscription list (gathering 3chi²) is bound in at end of second volume.
Day Sterne Collection copy imperfect: leaves 2pi7-8 wanting.
Kislak Center Day Sterne Collection copy acquired from Geoffrey Day in 2018.
Day Sterne Collection copy bound in 1 volume with gathering 5chi⁴ ("A comprehensive dissertation on the ancient and present state of Pontefract, in Yorkshire") bound in after leaf T6 with a manuscript note in pencil on 5chi1r noting its misposition.
Day Sterne Collection copy: leaf 4chi2 closely cropped at fore-edge margin with damage to head-piece and text.
Penn Provenance:
Day, Geoffrey (former owner) (Day Sterne Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
ESTC T26495
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
English Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Geoffrey Day Collection of Laurence Sterne (University of Pennsylvania)