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    Walter Raleigh. The History of the World, in Five Books. London: Tho. Baffet, Ric. Chiswell, Benj. Took, etc., 1687.

    Folio. xxxii, 813 pages. Engraved frontispiece and maps. Preface. Includes "The Life of the Valiant and Learned Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight," and "The Arraignment of Sir Walter Raleigh." Chronological table, and an alphabetical table of principal contents.

    Recased, with original (or early) calf laid on to the boards and into the compartments of the spine. red leather title label with gilt lettering. Raised bands. Armorial bookplate of Geoffrey C. Hobbs. A clean and bright copy in very good condition.

    Raleigh wrote this popular history while imprisoned in the Tower of London. He envisioned the work in three parts, but this, the first part, was all he was able to complete before his literary career was cut short by his execution. Raleigh's history concludes with the second Roman war with Macedonia.

    Sabin 67560.

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