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Raleigh] Ralegh, Walter
The History of the World. In five books. [.] by Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight. A new edition, revised and corrected. To which is added, Sir W. Ralegh's Voyages of Discovery to Guiana.
Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable, 1820. 6 vols. 8vo. I: [lx], 3-268, [2], [iv], [xc]; II: [2], [xii], 3-607, [1]; III: [2], [x], 3-590; IV: [2], [xiii], [1], 594; V: [2], [v], [3], 3-598; VI: [2], [vii], [1], 370, 133, 176. Photography of Raleigh's motto tipped-in as frontispiece. Few edges a little dust-soiled, I: occasional toning or slight foxing, II: small repair to lower blank margin of one leaf, little marginal foxing, one gathering dusty, III: small clean tear with no loss to outer blank margin of one leaf, V: occasional slight marginal foxing, one outer edge unopened, VI: a handful of outer edges unopened, occasional marginal light damp stains. 19th-century half crimson crushed morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt-lettered spine. Joints and extremities a bit rubbed. Occasional pencilled annotations. The only edition listed by Sabin and the second to be printed after the end of the 17th century, with additional material. It features Walter Raleigh's famous 'History of the World', composed during his imprisonment in the Tower of London and much criticised by James I. Although he intended it as a chronicle of the world from ancient to modern times, Raleigh only managed to write the first book, on antiquity. Appended is his earlier work on the famous voyage to Guiana, from the 1596 edition, in which he exalted the supply of gold in that remote region, as well as the 'Considerations on the Voyage', 'Orders to the Commanders of the Fleet' and 'An Apology for the Last Voyage to Guiana'. Sabin A.67560; Brunet II, 1091 (mentioned). [At … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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