May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 278

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Plinius Secundus, Gaius [Pliny the Elder] (23/24-79 CE)
The Historie of the World.

London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1601.

First edition in English, folio, translated by Philemon Holland, two parts in one volume, each with its own title page, first word of the title (both parts) is xylographic, large woodcut printer's device to title; lacking text leaf 163/164 [P4] (loosely inserted in two-page photocopy facsimile); bound in later boards, amateurishly rebacked in brown leather; blank corner margins torn with loss affecting four pages in part one, and dozens of pages in part two, affecting some catchwords and words at the foot of the page; bottom corner of page 33 in part two torn away and repaired on blank verso with paper patches adhered with sealing wax, marginal tears to three pages (part two) similarly repaired; lacking first and last blanks; a few stray ink inscriptions, some marginal pencil notes; 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.

STC 20029; ESTC S115918.