1690 1st ed Life of William of Wykeham British Architecture Castles Cathedrals

MARTIN, Thomas

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“Manners maketh man”

– William of Wykeham (also, mottos of Wykeham establishments, Winchester College and New College Oxford)

 

William of Wykeham, 14th-century Bishop of Winchester, was an important figure in the history of education in England. His most significant contribution was founding New College in Oxford. This first edition in Latin of the life of Wykeham includes the arms of William of Wykeham to front the title page. It also includes an engraved genealogical table. First published in 1597, this ‘Life of Wykeham’ was written by Thomas Martin.

 

While William became most-remembered for his contributions to English higher education, he also made major contributions to architecture. While working for Edward III, he designed and help reconstruct Windsor Castle. He, there, developed a reputation for supervising various building jobs under the reign of Edward III. He rapidly rose in architectural prominence and was the lead surveyor over the building of Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, and Hadleigh Castle, in addition to many royal manors.

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1690 1st ed Life of William of Wykeham British Architecture Castles Cathedrals

 

“Manners maketh man”

– William of Wykeham (also, mottos of Wykeham establishments, Winchester College and New College Oxford)

 

William of Wykeham, 14th-century Bishop of Winchester, was an important figure in the history of education in England. His most significant contribution was founding New College in Oxford. This first edition in Latin of the life of Wykeham includes the arms of William of Wykeham to front the title page. It also includes an engraved genealogical table. First published in 1597, this ‘Life of Wykeham’ was written by Thomas Martin.

 

While William became most-remembered for his contributions to English higher education, he also made major contributions to architecture. While working for Edward III, he designed and help reconstruct Windsor Castle. He, there, developed a reputation for supervising various building jobs under the reign of Edward III. He rapidly rose in architectural prominence and was the lead surveyor over the building of Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, and Hadleigh Castle, in addition to many royal manors.

 

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MARTIN, Thomas

 

Historica descriptio complectens vitam, ac res gestas … Gulielmi Wicami quondam Vintoniensis Episcopi, & Angliae Cancellarii, & fundatoris duorum Collegiorum Oxoniae & Vintoniae.

 

Oxoniae : Theatro Sheldoniano, 1690. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [ix], 132
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • References: Wing M 852; Britton, History and Antiquities, 137;
  • Language: Latin
  • Provenance: W. A. Longmore; F.R.I.B.A.
  • Size: ~8.5in X 7in (22cm x 17cm)

 

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524

Category

Arts & Architecture

Authors

MARTIN, Thomas

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete