Lot 2: 1623 History of the Christian World

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

October 21, 2017
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: The Theatre of Honour and Knight-Hood or A Compendious Chronicle and Historie of the whole Christian World, Containing the Original of all Monarchies, Kingdomes, and Estates, with their Emperours, Kings, Princes, and Gouernours; Their Beginnings, Continuance, and Succefsions, to this prefent Time... Written in French by Andrew Favine. London Printed by William Jaggard 1623. Folio size. Full leather, a contemporary binding, the clasps missing. Front hinge splitting but in no damger of coming adrift. 582 and 538 pages, 12 pages of woodcut illustrations at the front of the book and numerous illustrated initials, head and tail pieces and illustrations of various orders. A generously illustrated book for its time. The book contains encyclopaedic information on various chivalric orders with histories of arms, emblazons, escutcheons, crowns, military orders and religious knights, etc. The printer also printed Shakespeare's First Folio and some of the illustrations printed here are identical to those appearing in Shakespeare's First Folio
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