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An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India; and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an Appendix by William Robertson - Hardcover - 3rd Edition - 1799 - from Bailgate Books Ltd and Biblio.com

An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India; and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an Appendix

by William Robertson

Condition: Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket


Printed for A. Strahan, T. Cadell jun., W. Davies and E. Balfour, London and Edinburgh, 1799. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Full leather binding with banded spine and red and black spine label and gilt decoration. Light wear on black spine label. Gilt edging to covers. Leather is lightly rubbed on external joints and in small patches elsewhere. Sound binding. Previous owners name (Thos. Orde Powlett) on inside front cover. Clean pages. Vertical crease on front end-papers. Contains a single page publishers catalogue for this author at rear. Two fold out maps; "Map of the South East part of Asia" and "Map of the South East part of Asia according to Ptolemy". Both maps are clean and crisp. Slight darkening to some edges and some additional creases. xi, [1], 441, index [20], [1]. One volume of the 1-volume set. No dust jacket, as published. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 60218101045..


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