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PLINY, Gaius, The Elder (23--79)
[Naturalis historia. English. 1635]
The historie of the vvorld: commonly called, the natvrall historie of C. Plinivs Secvndvs. Translated into English by Philemon Holland, Doctor of Physicke. The first tome. (The second tombe [sic]).
London: printed by Adam Islip, and are to be sold by John Grismond, 1635.
2 vols in 1 ; 32.6 cm. (2º)
I: [60], 614, [42] p.
II: [12], 632, [88] p.

A reissue of the 1634 edition of Philemon Holland's translation of the Natural history of Pliny the Elder, first published in 1601 (q.v.); in the final 'Aduertisement' to the reader in lieu of the original edition's errata page it claims to be the second edition, with all errors corrected. Volume II has imprint: 'Printed by Adam Islip, 1634'. ESTC s103160.

Copy Notes Bound in one volume, wanting the initial and final blanks. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Decr. 7th. 1711 / I warrant this Book to be perfect / (tho' Stain'd) Witness my hand / Wm. Freeman/. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1801. The title-leaf is mounted on a backing leaf and pinned at head and foot to the dedication leaf.

Binding C17th reversed calf, blind double-ruled boards with additional double fillet parallel to spine, blind double-ruled spine, early paper spine-label, ink-lettered spine-title, later ink-lettered library shelf-label '38'. Upper free-endpaper (originally bifolium) is tipped onto a folded parchment stub made from an English deed dated seventh day of January in / the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred Fifty Five; lower first free-endpaper (originally bifolium) followed by a folded paper stub bearing text in ink in Italian in more than one hand, including date 16 di Magg[io] 1585.

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