"AND BEING ABOUT FIFTY ONE OF HIS AGE, WHEN HE SUBDUED THIS KINGDOM, IT SEEMS BY HIS CONTINUAL ACTIONS, HE FELT NOT THE WEIGHT OF YEARS UPON HIM"
RALEIGH, Walter. An Introduction to a Breviary of the History of England with the Reign of King William the I. London, 1693.
First edition of this unfinished biography of William the Conqueror, purportedly written by Raleigh and then discovered posthumously in the library of a "Person of High Quality," with frontispiece portrait of Raleigh by Frederick Hendrik van Hove. $2500.