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CHEVREAU, [Urbain] The History of the World, Ecclesiastical and Civil: From the Creation to this present Time. With Chronological Remarks. By the Learned M. Chevreau. Done into English by Several Hands from the Fourth and Best Edition. With a large Alphabetical Index of the principal Matters, Persons, and Places. In Five Volumes.
London. Printed for D. Brown; T. Benskin; J. Walthoe; J. Hartley; F. Coggan. 1703.
8vo, 19cm, first English edition, in 5 volumes, [7], [5], 359 & 311 & [2], 509, [3] & 522, [3] & 247pp., (extensive index), title printed in red and black, in contemporary full paneled speckled calf boards, expertly rebacked in restoration style antique calf designed to sympathetically match the boards, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt border and corner decorations in the panels, gilt titles and volume labels on dark crimson double leather labels, some text toning, front corner bit worn else a fine set attractively bound of the First English language edition, very rare. (cgc) Sabin 12607. Amicus 1 set. No other standard references located, including T.P.L., Lande, Howes, etc. No auction records or other reference located for this English edition. - Urbain Chevreau (1613-1701), French dramatist and critic provided one of the first world histories. "Such a compleat, but suc-cinct uni-versal History is, I think, wanting in our Langu-age; Sir Walter Raleigh ends with the Grecian Monarchy." (Translator). The first English edition is translated from the third Paris edition, revised and enlarged by the author. "History" ends with the discovery of the New World and includes descriptions of Labrador, Newfoundland, New France, Virginia, Florida and the West Indies. Includes bibliographical references and index.


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