The History of the World, in Five Books.
Description: whereunto is added in this Edition, the Life and Tryal of the Author. 8 double-page maps. thick folio, contemporary calf, expertly re-backed in modern mottled calf with leather label; (edges worn on corners). London: Tho. Basset, 1687.
Comments: A clean, tight copy. "Raleigh's labours, which began with the creation, only reached to 130 B.C., the date of the conversion of Macedonia into a Roman province. He traced the rise and fall of the three great empires of Babylon, Assyria, and Macedon, and dealt exhaustively with the most flourishing periods of Jewish, Greek, and Roman history." DNB XVI. Wing (STC) R168. Lowndes III, p. 2039.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 129588