|Title||The history of the world |
|Detail Depicted||Printing - Page design (Page 1)|
Printing - Decorative elements - Head and tail pieces (Page 1)
Printing - Decorative elements - Initials (Page 1)
|Creator/Author||[Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618] |
|Publisher||for Walter Burre, and are to be sold at his Shop in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Crane. [Burre, Walter] |
|Place of Publication||London [England - London] |
|Date of Publication||1614 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||History, Ancient -- Early works to 1800|
|Genre Heading||Historical works|
Early printed books--1601-1700 (17th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||, 492, 491-651, , 776,  p. , 8 folded plates : genealogical tables (woodcuts), maps ; 34 cm. (fol.) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Printed by William Stansby |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--Woodcuts|
|Illustrator||Ren. Elstracke [Elstracke, Renold, fl. 1590-1630]|
W. Hole [Hole, William, d. 1624]
|Binding||This is a fragile binding that should be handled as little as possible.|
Bound in original leather covers over pressboard. Poorly rebacked in 20th century with corner reinforcements.
Tooled in blind with handle tools and rolls.
Spine author/title label tooled in gold with handle letters appears to be late 17th century.
Sewn on 6 cords which have disintegrated. Sewing cracked in center of textblock, breaking textblock into 2 sections. Textblock and binding separated.
Original headbands missing.
All edges trimmed, seemingly contemporary with textblock.
|General Notes||A-E[superscript 4] a-c[superscript 6] d[superscript 2] [superscript 2]B-3I[superscript 6] 3K[superscript 4], 4A-6T[superscript 6] 6V-6Y[superscript 4], 7A-7C[superscript 6] [$3 (-d2, 3, [superscript 2]6V3, 6Y3) signed; missigning 4A2-4A3 as 3A2-3A3, 6U2 as 7U2, 7A1-7A3 as 6A1-6A3]; 788 leaves, pp.  1-492 491-651 [=653] , [superscript 2]1-155  157-307  309-776  [misnumbering 164 as 165, 210 as 2[space]0, 339 as 345, 387 as 389, 483 as 484, [superscript 2]157 as 153, 684 as 984]. UW copy lacking leaf 7C6. |
Anonymous. By Sir Walter Raleigh.
Imprint from colophon.
"The first part of the historie of the vvorld.. The third booke" begins new pagination; register is continuous.
Mounted frontispiece title page dated 1614 engraved by Elstracke from a design by Raleigh. Source: OCLC record 4280286.
Woodcut printer's initials, head- and tail-pieces.
Numerical line markers in gutter.
Errata on leaf 5Cverso.
UW copy imperfect:
Lacking "The minde of the front" explanatory poem of the frontispiece located on preceding leaf and attributed to Ben Johnson.
Also lacking 2 of 8 folding double-page numbered maps: Natola, the Mediterran Sea and Aegypt east to Malaca, Svmatra, and India Extra Gangem; & Sicily with insets of Syracusa and Carthage/Tunis.
Map belonging after p. [superscript 2]452 misbound after p. [superscript 2]228. order.
Numerical line markers in gutter.
Includes chronological table of ancient history on 13 of the final leaves.
|Previous Owners||Armorial bookplate on front pastedown: Grahame |
|References||Racin, John. Studies in Bibliography (1964)|
STC (2nd ed.) 20637
Brushfield, T.N. A bibliography of Sir Walter Raleigh Knt. New York: Burt Franklin, 1908. pp. 86-7 .
'Raleghana'. Report and transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art, XXXVI. (1904), pp. 189-191. 
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||Uncataloged |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004 |
|Content||'Ralegh had intended to compose a three-volume encyclopedia from the Creation to his present day, but completed only the first part which comprised five books and 776 folio pages, stopping abruptly in mid-100's BC with an account of the wars between Macedon and early Rome. Tracing the rise and fall of the empires of Babylon, Persia and Greece, Ralegh anchors his narrative firmly in the Old Testament, but traverses widely across Greek and Roman philosophy and poetry, rabbinical exegesis, Christian writings in Latin and Greek, and medieval and Renaissance theology.' Source: The Literary Encyclopedia [http://www.litencyc.com]|
All issues from 1614 -1634 bore a 1614 imprint on an allegorical engraved frontispiece. They were all struck from the same plate, retouched in later ones. One must look at the colophon to determine publication information, though colophons were discontinued in editions from 1652 onward. Source: Brushfield .
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