De Rebus In Hibernia Gestis. First Edition (1584)

Author: Richard Stanihurst

Book ID: 67952

Price: 1,250.00

De Rebus In Hibernia Gestis. Antwerp (Christopher Plantin) 1584. First Edition. Woodcut device on title page. Pp 264, [6], errata leaf at end. Ex library copy, with stamps. Early calf binding, decorated in blind. Heavily scuffed, upper hinge weak. Fore-edges in red, contents pages in fine bright condition. Housed in collector’s solander box.

Richard Stanihurst was a notable Dublin intellectual, his ‘De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis’ is a historical work focusing on the Norman conquest of Ireland.

While relying heavily on Giraldus Cambrensis’ works ‘Topographia Hiberniae and Expugnatio Hiberniae,’ Stanihurst’s language and style exhibit the influence of classical authors, particularly Cicero. Blending classical influences with historical accounts.

It remains a valuable resource for understanding the Norman presence in Ireland during that pivotal period.

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