Lot 86 of 196:
Walter Raleigh's History of the World 1614 1st ed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$6,600
Estimate:
$8,000 - $12,000

Title:
The History of the World

Author:
Raleigh, Walter

Place:
London

Publisher:
Printed [by William Stansby] for Walter Burr

Date:
1614

Description:

[2], [80], 492, 491-651; 776, [60] pp. With 8 double-page copper-engraved maps & plans, engraved by William Hole. Copper-engraved pictorial title-page engraved by Ren. Elstrack. (folio) 31x20.9 cm (12¼x8"), modern brown calf tooled in period style, raised spine bands ruled in gilt, morocco lettering piece. First Edition.

Sir Walter Raleigh's renowned unfinished world history, beginning with the Creation ending at the time of Roman ascendancy, written while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Complete with the "Mind of the Front." and   the engraved title, and with all the maps. Increasingly rare in the first edition. Pforzheimer 820; STC 20637.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Margins tripped close at places, affecting some of the tables at rear; a few pages with old ink X's in the margins as a way of marking the text, some washing of the pages; very good, in fine and attractive modern binding.


 
Item number:
256284
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