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The History of the World, in Five Books by  Kt Sir Walter Ralegh - Hardcover - 1736 - from E C Books (SKU: 031050)

The History of the World, in Five Books

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The History of the World, in Five Books

by Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt

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LONDON : G Conyers, J J and P Knapton, D Midwinter, A Bettesworth and C Hitch et al, 1736 A good copy of the 11th edition of Ralegh's work 'printed from a copy revis'd by Himself. To which is prefix'd The Life of the Author, newly compil'd from Materials more ample and authentik than have yet been publish'd; by Mr. Oldys. Also his Trial, with some Additions: together with a new and more copious Index to the whole Work'. In 2 full leather folio volumes with portrait of Ralegh, 6 double page maps, 2 double page plans, and tables. All page edges are red. Vol I has frontispiece portrait of Ralegh completed by G Vertue in 1735; title page in red and black inks; half title to the Life of Sir Walter Ralegh; second title and text - pages iv-ccxxxii; The Trial of ..with - pages ccxxxvii - ccl; listing of authors cited - 7 pp; 1 pge ad for Phoenix Britannicus; The preface - pages i-xxxii; Contents listing - 24 pp; First Book title and text with 2 double page maps and a table, pages 1-122; Second Book with 3 double page maps and a table, pages 123-370. Vol II has a red and black inked title page; Book 3 - pages 371-455; Book 4 - pages 456-540; Book 5 with 1 double page map and 2 double page diagrams of camps - pages 541-817; note to the reader - 2 pp; Chronological Table - 26 pp; and Index - 19 pp. All the sections have decorative headpieces, tailpieces and initial capitals. Both volumes have the bookplate of Sir Henry Fletcher on the front pastedown and a small ink note on the fep. Both are full leather with raised bands to the spine and extensive gilt decoration to the spine. Vol I has wear to the spine joints with some separation beginning at the front board, is missing the title label and has wear to corners - particularly the top corner of the back board where there is some loss. Internally the book is exceptionally clean. There is some light nibbling to the top corners of the final pages. Vol II has wear to spine joints and lacks a label. There is scuffing to the back board and wear to corners and darker staining at the bottom of the boards. Internally there is some light staining to the bottom margin to some initial leaves, some damp staining to the bottom third of the camp drawings and some light staining to the lower third of text pages of book 5 and the final leaves.


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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.


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