Lot 108 of 221:
Sir Walter Raleigh's History of the World  

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The Historie of the World. In Five Bookes...by Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight

Raleigh, Walter


H. Lownes, G. Lathum, R. Young



[62], 184, 181-555, [1], 510, 515-669, [55] pp. Lacking the additional engraved title page and the "Minde of the Front" leaf. Engraved portrait on printed title-page. 5 (of 6) double-page engraved maps and 1 (of 2) double-page engraved battle plans. (Folio) 33x21 cm (13x8¼") later half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Third Edition.

First published in 1614, and again in 1621. 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. A work of enduring popularity throughout the 17th century.

Lot Amendments

Binding a bit rubbed, bookplate, hinges starting; title page mounted, old marginal repairs to several leaves, one preliminary leaf (b1) with a long strip torn from outer margin; lacking one map and one battle plan, map at page 218 with a long closed tear, split at center crease, ink notes or markngs in an early hand on maps and several spots in text; some foxing and old staining; about very good.

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