RALEIGH, SIR WALTER (154-1618), "THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD," LONDON: 1614, WALTER BURRE, COLLOPHONE: LONDON, 1628, H. LOWNES, G. LATHUM, R. YOUNG, "RALEGH, Sir WALTER, Knight. THE HISTORIE OF THE WORLD / IN FIVE BOOKES." 1628, Folio, gilt tooled leather bound seven sectioned spine and leather bound boards with interior marbleized front and back boards,12 7/8" x 8 3/4", poem, "THE MINDE OF THE FRONT.," bound to face engraved (by R. Elstrack) title page, followed by letter press title page with engraved portrait (by S. Pass,) followed by, "The Preface" and "Contents of the Chapters...," Chronological table and Index at end, 669 pages not inclusive of title pages, blank pages as well as Preface, Chronological table, and Index, includes six two page maps, two genealogical charts. Height: 12 7/8" Width: 8 3/4"
Good condition considering its age, use and materials, with the blond leather spine exhibiting normal dryness, and surface wear, leather bound areas and boards, possibly of later date with surface dents and marks, worn edges, gilt tooling depleted on boards, marbleized interior board and pages in good condition with nice strong colors, title page restored to approximately 1/8th outside margin line, normal wear of page edges with some browning more to edge, scattered liquid markings, some old bottled ink notes and markings throughout, some eared corners, page 487 small torn hole approximately dime size towards top right of page, scattered small torn holes through to page 500, some old creases and torn corners throughout. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."