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RALEIGH, Sir Walter

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“The designs and style of Raleigh’s ‘History of the World’ places the book among the noblest of literary enterprises” – DNB

 

Sir Walter Raleigh, a 16th-century English explorer and writer, is most known for his South American voyage in hopes of discovering the ‘City of Gold’. While imprisoned for treason, he composed his famous book ‘History of the World’ – a historical view of the world with a heavy emphasis on geography. Even though the work was written as a history book, Raleigh intended to provide advice to King James I of England on how to handle his reign and his feelings toward princes.

 

This 1736 edition includes a life of the author, which is attributed to John Shirley (Brushfield). Brushfield continues on this work:

“After its publication in 1614, the king endeavored to suppress it. This was not carried into effect, as the work was published [and] three separate issues of it appeared the same year. But [the first] and the second edition of 1617 were destitute of [printed] title-pages; and as these alone contained the name of the author, the work was virtually anonymous”

 

This work covers five distinct sections, each of which is charmingly illustrated with city views, maps, and plans.

  • Creation of the world through life of Abraham
  • Abraham through the destruction of Solomon’s Temple
  • Fall of Jerusalem to Philip of Macedonia
  • Reign of Philip to rise of Antigonus
  • Rule of Alexander the Great through Roman conquests

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1736 Sir Walter Raleigh World History Rome Egypt Trojan Punic War Atlas Maps

 

“The designs and style of Raleigh’s ‘History of the World’ places the book among the noblest of literary enterprises” – DNB

 

Sir Walter Raleigh, a 16th-century English explorer and writer, is most known for his South American voyage in hopes of discovering the ‘City of Gold’. While imprisoned for treason, he composed his famous book ‘History of the World’ – a historical view of the world with a heavy emphasis on geography. Even though the work was written as a history book, Raleigh intended to provide advice to King James I of England on how to handle his reign and his feelings toward princes.

 

This 1736 edition includes a life of the author, which is attributed to John Shirley (Brushfield). Brushfield continues on this work:

“After its publication in 1614, the king endeavored to suppress it. This was not carried into effect, as the work was published [and] three separate issues of it appeared the same year. But [the first] and the second edition of 1617 were destitute of [printed] title-pages; and as these alone contained the name of the author, the work was virtually anonymous”

 

This work covers five distinct sections, each of which is charmingly illustrated with city views, maps, and plans.

  • Creation of the world through life of Abraham
  • Abraham through the destruction of Solomon’s Temple
  • Fall of Jerusalem to Philip of Macedonia
  • Reign of Philip to rise of Antigonus
  • Rule of Alexander the Great through Roman conquests

Item number: #5680

Price: $1500

RALEIGH, Sir Walter

The history of the world : in five books. By Sir Walter Ralegh … The eleventh edition, printed from a copy revis’d by himself. To which is prefixed, the life of the author, newly compil’d … ; by Mr. Oldys. Also his trial, with some additions …

London : Printed for G. Conyers, J.J. and P. Knapton, D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, B. Sprint, R. Robinson, B. Motte, J. Watthoe, A. Ward, J. Clarke, S. Birt, T. Wotton, T. Longman, H. Whitridge, H. Lintot, and J. and R. Tonson, 1736.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages:

o   2 volumes

  • Continuous pagination
  • [ccl], [8], xxxii, [25], 4-370, [3], 372-817, [49]
  • 6 engraved maps and plans
  • References: Brushfield, 223J;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~14in X 9in (36cm x 22.5cm)

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Categories

Law & Government

European History

Religion

Authors

RALEIGH, Sir Walter

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete