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[Raleigh (Sir Walter)] A History of the World, [printed
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[Raleigh (Sir Walter)] A History of the World, engraved pictorial title by R.Elstrack but lacking initial 'The Minde of the Front' leaf, also lacking Preface (A-E4) and final 2 leaves (errata/colophon and blank), with 8 double-page engraved maps and plans, with blank 3K4, 2 plates a little frayed at left hand edges (one with slight loss), tables at end cropped at fore-edge, some soiling, water- & damp-staining, a few minor tears and repairs, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers, [STC 20637; Pforzheimer 820], folio, [printed by William Stansby for Walter Burre], [1614]; sold not subject to return

⁂ Raleigh's ambitious project in which he sought to tell the history of the world from Creation up to his own times. It was written whilst he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, after being charged with conspiracy by James I.
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[Raleigh (Sir Walter)] A History of the World, [printed

Estimate £400 - £600
Jul 15, 2021
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0255: [Raleigh (Sir Walter)] A History of the World, [printed

Sold for £600
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Est. £400 - £600Starting Price £240
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Jul 15, 2021 6:00 AM EDT
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[Raleigh (Sir Walter)] A History of the World, engraved pictorial title by R.Elstrack but lacking initial 'The Minde of the Front' leaf, also lacking Preface (A-E4) and final 2 leaves (errata/colophon and blank), with 8 double-page engraved maps and plans, with blank 3K4, 2 plates a little frayed at left hand edges (one with slight loss), tables at end cropped at fore-edge, some soiling, water- & damp-staining, a few minor tears and repairs, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers, [STC 20637; Pforzheimer 820], folio, [printed by William Stansby for Walter Burre], [1614]; sold not subject to return

⁂ Raleigh's ambitious project in which he sought to tell the history of the world from Creation up to his own times. It was written whilst he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, after being charged with conspiracy by James I.

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