PLINY THE ELDER. C.23-79 A.D. HOLLAND, PHILEMON, Translator. 1552-1637. The Historie of the World. Commonly called, The Naturall Historie.... London: Adam Islip, 1601.

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PLINY THE ELDER. C.23-79 A.D.
HOLLAND, PHILEMON, Translator. 1552-1637.
The Historie of the World. Commonly called, The Naturall Historie.... London: Adam Islip, 1601.

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PLINY THE ELDER. C.23-79 A.D.
HOLLAND, PHILEMON, Translator. 1552-1637. The Historie of the World. Commonly called, The Naturall Historie.... London: Adam Islip, 1601.
2 volumes. Folio (322 x 215 mm). Large woodcut printer's device to titles, head and tail pieces, decorative initials, woodcut device to colophon. Early 20th century half calf and marbled boards. Slight cracking to joints, chipping to head of spine, marginal repairs to first few pages, scattered dampstaining, especially in volume I.

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. "This encyclopaedia of ancient knowledge about the natural world had already had a great indirect influence in England, as elsewhere in Europe, but had not been translated into English before, and would not be again for 250 years. Indeed, after four centuries, Holland is still the only translator of this work to attempt to evoke its literary richness and beauty" (ODNB). STC (2nd ed) 20029; Pforzheimer 496; see PMM 5.
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