Lot 19 of 253:
Braithwaite's Survey of History 1638  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
A Survey of History: Or, A Nursery for Gentry. Contrived and Comprized in an Intermixt Discourse upon Historicall and Poetical Relations...
Author:
Braithwaite, Richard
Place:
London
Publisher:
By J. Okes for Jasper Emery
Date:
1638
Description:

[28], 415, [1] pp. Added engraved title-page by William Marshall, depicting the author surrounded by vignettes of Herodotus, Livy, Thucydides, & Tacitus. (4to) 18x13.5 cm (7¼x5½"), modern full brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. Second Edition.

This second Edition is more than doubled from its original version as The Schollers Medley, published in 1614. Braithwaite, who is today best known for his doggerel poem Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys..., here anatomizes the various sorts of histories--including fictional or 'poetical' ones--and elaborates on their moral and educational qualities. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Upper margins of first four leaves reinforced with old paper, sidenotes of leaves B1 & B3 slightly shaved; a bit of foxing within, but overall a clean, fresh copy.
 
Item number:
283422
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