|Title||The history of the world |
|Detail Depicted||Printing - Decorative elements - Illustrations (Frontispiece) |
|Creator/Author||Sr. Walter Ralegh [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||1617 [i.e. 1621] |
|Subjects (LCSH)||History, Ancient -- Early works to 1800|
|Genre Heading||Historical works|
Early printed books--1601-1700 (17th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||, 184, 181-555, , 510, 515-669,  p., 8 folded plates : genealogical tables (woodcuts), maps ; 34 cm. (fol.) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Printed by VVilliam Iaggard [Jaggard, William, 1569-1623] |
|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 late19th-early 20th century with half leather and marbled paper binding.
Sewn on 4 cords; resewn.
Spine detached and in fragments. Covers and some pages detached.
All edges trimmed; sprinkled decoration added in 18th century?
|General Notes||Signatures: a[superscript 6] b[superscript 8] A-S[superscript 6] T-V[superscript 4], 2A-2V[superscript 6], 3A-3V[superscript 6], 4A-4V[superscript 6], 5A-5Z[superscript 6], [par.]-2[par.][superscript 6] *[superscript 6] 2*[superscript 8] [$3 (+ b4, 2L4, 2*4; -2[par.]1) signed; missigning A1 as B, **2 as **_]; 654 leaves, pp.  1-184 181- 555 [=559],  1-510 515-669  [=666]  [misnumbering 323 as 327, [superscript 2]185 as 149, 297 as 397, 299 as 399, 448 as 484, 471 as 463, 497 as 597, 546 as 446, 548 as 584].|
Imprint from colophon.
"The first part of the historie of the vvorld.. The third booke" begins new pagination; register is continuous.
Engraved title page portrait of Raleigh.
Additional frontispiece title page dated 1614 engraved by Elstracke from a design by Raleigh. Source: OCLC record 4280286.
Contains 8 double-page numbered maps.
Woodcut printer's initials, head- and tail-pieces.
Numerical line markers in gutter.
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 preface.
Numerical line markers in gutter.
Includes chronological table of ancient history on 13 of the final leaves.
|Previous Owners||E.G. Ames and Maud Walker Ames|
Owner signature on second t.p. above author portrait: E.G. Ames 1/18/1928
Armorial bookplate on front pastedown: Maurice Cely Trevilian
|References||Racin, John. Studies in Bibliography (1964)|
STC (2nd ed.) 20638a
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||SpecColl Rare Oversize 909 R13h 1614 |
|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 168BC 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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