Auction 77 ONLINE AUCTION: PRINTED BOOKS, HOLY LAND MAPS, POSTERS, & JEWISH GRAPHIC ART
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LOT 68:

RALEIGH, SIR WALTER.

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17/01/2019 at Kestenbaum & Company
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The Historie of the World. In Five Bookes.
Complete bound in one volume. Additional elaborate engraved title-page, engraved portrait o the Author on letterpress title-page, double-page maps and battle-plans, "Mind of the Front" leaf trimmed close and laid down opposite opening title. Marginal notes.
Light wear. Later half-calf, worn, upper cover and opening few leaves detached. Folio.
London: William Stansby for Walter Burre 1617
Written during his imprisonment in the Tower of London, the History of the World is Sir Walter Raleigh's most important prose work and aims to show history as a moral exercise. Initially, the work was intended to serve as an educational tool for Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612) and includes numerous references to warfare, law and kingship. It consists of five books nearing one million words in total and was first published in 1614.