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Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618) The History of the World.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
226
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$923$750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618) The History of the World. London: by Stansby for Burre, 1614. First edition, folio, "The Mind of the Front" (from a later edition), and engraved title page by Renold Elstracke present (trimmed and mounted), illustrated with eight double-page engraved plates (of which six are maps, two are depictions of battles); text woodcut genealogical tables, decorative head and tail pieces, and large decorated initials; slightly later boards, rebacked, lacking final ?blank, errata and colophon present, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Keywords

London, Raleigh, Book design, Colophon, Publishing, Renold Elstracke, Stansby, Visual arts, Writing

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