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PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius (23-79). The Historie of the World. Commonly called, the Naturall Historie. London: Adam Islip, 1601.

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PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius (23-79). The Historie of the World. Commonly called, the Naturall Historie. London: Adam Islip, 1601.

2 volumes in one, 2° (325 x 206mm.) Woodcut device on titles, errata/colophon leaf at end. (Lower inner corners of the first 13 leaves deteriorated through damp and repaired with some loss of text, lower margins of next few quires dampstained, small holes in first Rr3 and Eee6 with very slight loss, small rust-holes in second Bb3 & 4 and Rr6, repaired tear in first Rr1, occasional spotting and light waterstaining and other minor imperfections). 20th-century half morocco. Provenance: Thomas Kynaston (contemporary signatures on title); George Patten (later 17th-century signature on title); John Bent (18th-century signature on title); John Robinson (19th-century book-label pasted on title). FIRST EDITION of Philemon Holland's magisterial translation. STC 20029; Wellcome 5127.

With 2 other 17th-century folio works, including Bacon's Sylva sylvarum: or A naturall historie in ten centuries (John Havil for William Lee, 1635) in contemporary calf with armorial of Peter Venables Kinderton (rebacked). (3)
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