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A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world : many of which are now first translated into English : digested on a new plan by  John PINKERTON - First - 1811 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world : many of which are now first translated into English : digested on a new plan

by PINKERTON, John

Condition: Near Fine


1811 1ed Pinkerton Voyages in ASIA Burma CHINA Persia Siam Vietnam Illustrated

'A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages' is a monumental and important early 19th-century historical account of world voyages by Scottish historian John Pinkerton. Pinkerton includes notable voyagers as well as essays and treatises on voyages, ranging from the earliest known voyages to late 18th-century expeditions.

This tome from the Asia portion of 'Voyages' covers the following:

· Extracts from the Travels of Pietro Delle Valle in Persia

· Jean Chardin Travels in Persia

· Description of Persia, from Harris's Collection, republished by Dr. Campbell

· Francklin's Tour in the South of Persia

· Extracts from Forster's Travels, concerning the Northern Parts of Persia

· Accounts of Independent Tartary

· Anthony Jenkinson Travels to Bucharia

· Gasparo Balbi Voyage to Pegu

· Ralph Fitch Voyage to Pegu,

· Symes's Embassy to Ava

· Turpin's History of Siam

· Baron's Description of Tonquin

· Richards's History of Tonquin

· Bovis's History of Cochin China

This tome features impressive, full-page engravings including views of the Great Temple of Pegu and more!

Item number: #5370

Price: $599

PINKERTON, John

A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world : many of which are now first translated into English : digested on a new plan

London : printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme ... ; and Cadell and Davies ..., 1811. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

· References: Ferguson 473; Cox I, 25; Sabin 62957

o Cox: "The collection is of great value for its texts, which it sometimes gives entire and sometimes abridged and digested, with as much use as possible of the traveler's own language."

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 22.5cm)

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