The historie of the world: in five bookes. 1. Intreating of the beginning and first ages of the same, from the Creation unto Abraham. 2. Of the times from the birth of Abraham, to the destruction of the Temple of Salomon. 3. From the destruction of Jerusalem, to the time of Philip of Macedon. 4. From the reigne of Philip of Macedon, to the establishing of that kingdome, in the race of Antingonus. 5. From the settled rule of Alexanders successors in the East, untill the Romans (prevailing over all) made conquest of Asia and Macedon

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Author

Walter Raleigh

Title

The historie of the world: in five bookes. 1. Intreating of the beginning and first ages of the same, from the Creation unto Abraham. 2. Of the times from the birth of Abraham, to the destruction of the Temple of Salomon. 3. From the destruction of Jerusalem, to the time of Philip of Macedon. 4. From the reigne of Philip of Macedon, to the establishing of that kingdome, in the race of Antingonus. 5. From the settled rule of Alexanders successors in the East, untill the Romans (prevailing over all) made conquest of Asia and Macedon

Date

1634

Place

London

Publisher

G. Lathum and R. Young

Language

English

Contributor

ENGRAVER:
Renold Elstracke
William Hole
Simon van de Pass

ILLUSTRATOR:
Compton Holland

Note

IMPRINT:
London : Printed [by Robert Young] for G. Lathum and R. Young, [1634].

Publishers' names and publication date from colophon. printer's name from STC.

CONTENT:
Additional engraved title-page reads: The history of the world. At London Printed for Walter Burre 1614. Signed: Ren. Elstrack Sculpsit. Imprint from colophon, printer from STC (2nd ed.). Includes unnumbered pages of alphabetical and chronological tables at end of book.

Head- and tail-pieces; initials; text in roman and italic type; printed marginalia.

Includes index.

The first leaf contains "The minde of the front."

FORMAT:
[66], 184, 181-555, [1], 512, 517-669, [3], [52] pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, maps, 2 plans ; 35 cm (folio).

Signatures: pi², ²pi² ( -²pi2), A-B⁶ C⁴ a⁶ b⁸, ²A-S⁶ T-V⁴ 2A-3K⁶ 3L⁴ 3M-3V⁶ 4A-4V⁶ 5A-5Z⁶ a⁶ 2a⁶ *⁶ 2*⁸ ; (leaf 2R2 signed Rr3).

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Engraved portrait on title-page signed: Sim. Pass Sculp. Comp. Holland exc.

Maps and plans on double leaves

Two of the double maps are signed by William Hole.

CONDITION:
Errors in paging: p. 181-184 (2nd group) repeated in numbering, p. 513-516 (4th group) omitted in numbering.

CITATION/REFERENCE:
STC (2nd ed.), 20641.

Library Catalog

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Num Pages

1 377

Call Number

D57 .R16 1634

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

Walter Raleigh, “The historie of the world: in five bookes. 1. Intreating of the beginning and first ages of the same, from the Creation unto Abraham. 2. Of the times from the birth of Abraham, to the destruction of the Temple of Salomon. 3. From the destruction of Jerusalem, to the time of Philip of Macedon. 4. From the reigne of Philip of Macedon, to the establishing of that kingdome, in the race of Antingonus. 5. From the settled rule of Alexanders successors in the East, untill the Romans (prevailing over all) made conquest of Asia and Macedon,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed February 1, 2023, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/9143.

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