Lot 485: Sir Walter Raleigh's History of the World

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Lot 485: Author: Raleigh, Walter, Sir; Title: The Historie of the World, in Five Bookes...; Place Published: London; Publisher: Sam. Cartwright, R. Best, & J. Place; Date Published: 1652; Description: [68], 184, 181-555, 1p., 1-512, 517-669, [55] pp. Additional pictorial engraved title page. Six double-page maps and two folding battle plans (complete). (Folio) 32.5x21.5 cm (11¾x8½") period full calf. Sir Walter Raleigh's renowned unfinished world history, first published in 1614, beginning with the Creation ending at the time of Roman ascendancy, written while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Condition: Binding worn, covers detached, endleaves lacking; title pages and a few leaves at front creased and lightly chipped; foxing. A complete copy, well worthy of restoration. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $700-1000
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