Lot 81 of 312:
Walter Raleigh's History of the World 1617  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,020
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The History of the World
Author:
Raleigh, Walter
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed for Walter Burr
Date:
1614 [i.e. 1617]
Description:

[84], 492, 491-651, [1], 776, [61] pp. With copper-engraeved pictorial title-page; 8 double-page copper-engraved maps & plans. (folio) 33.3x21 cm (13x8¼"), later calf. Second Edition.

Sir Walter Raleigh's massive history of the world from the time of the ancients to the rise of the Roman Empire. The printed title with portrait of Raleigh was not issued in this edition.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some marginal dampstaining; the first leaf ("The Minde of the Front), the engraved title page, some of the maps and a few other leaves with neat repairs/reinforcements to margins, several early leaves with minor paper loss at lower corner; very good condition.
 
Item number:
304188
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