Bulwer | A view of the people of the whole world, 1654
Bulwer | A view of the people of the whole world, 1654
Bulwer | A view of the people of the whole world, 1654
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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Bulwer | A view of the people of the whole world, 1654

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Bulwer | A view of the people of the whole world, 1654

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:4,375GBP

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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108


BULWER, JOHN

A view of the people of the whole world: Or, a short survey of their policies dispositions, natural deportments, complexions, ancient and moderne customes, manners, habits & fashions. London: William Hunt, 1654


4to (180 x 137mm.), engraved portrait of the author, engraved allegorical frontispiece, with letterpress leaf of explanation, title printed in red and black, double-sided woodcut plate, woodcut illustrations in the text, contemporary sheep, frontispiece repaired, 3K1 with paper flaw at foot, binding slightly worn


A charming, early work of anthropology. This is a reissue of Bulwer’s Anthropometamorphosis of 1653 (Wing B5461) with a cancel title.


LITERATURE:

Wing B5470


PROVENANCE:

Thomas Hamilton (1721–1794), 7th Earl of Haddington, engraved armorial bookplate

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