10 December 1999
RALEIGH, Sir Walter (1552?-1618). The History of the World. London: William Stansby, 1614.
2 parts in one volume. 2o (319 x 211 mm). Engraved title after R. Elstrac, Ben Johnson's poem "The Minde of the Front" facing title, 8 double-page engraved maps, ornamental initials, errata leaf at end (maps cropped, occasionally over plate mark, losses to a couple, rebacked on verso, small marginal repairs to a few leaves, slight occasional marginal dampstaining and browning). Contemporary blind-stamped calf, rebacked, corners renewed, endpapers renewed, a little rubbed and dried). Provenance: Robert Norton Ganz (bookplate on front pastedown).
FIRST EDITION. STC 20637. Sold not subject to return.
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