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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels; Consisting of above Six Hundred of the most Authentic Writers ... Originally published by John Harris ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country by  John Harris - Hardcover - 1744 - from Classic Books and Ephemera and Biblio.com

Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels; Consisting of above Six Hundred of the most Authentic Writers ... Originally published by John Harris ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country

by Harris, John

Condition: Good


London: T. Woodward, 1744. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes: vol. 1: [8], xvi, [8], 984 p., [16] leaves of plates; vol. 2: [10], 1056, [22] p., frontispiece and [21] leaves of plates: tables; 44 cm. Contemporary? half calf with seven compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment of vol. 1: Harris's Voyages. Plain light grey paper over boards. Leaves are untrimmed. Title pages in red and black. Vol. 1 imprint: Printed for T. Woodward, A. Ward, S. Birt, D. Browne, T. Longman, R. Hett, C. Hitch, H. Whitridge, S. Austen, J. Hodges, J. Robinson, B. Dod, T. Harris, J. Hinton, and J. Rivington. Vol. 2 imprint the same, except for omission of A. Ward. The dedication to George II with royal crest and signed by Carteret appears opposite the title page in vol. 1. A second dedication, "To the merchants of Great-Britain" signed "The author" follows the title page. Index and "List of Charts, Maps and Cutts, in this Work" follow text in vol. 2. Woodcut head pieces, tail-pieces, and initial letters. Bookplate of the Museum Library of the University of Pennsylvania on each front fixed endpaper, stamped " No longer the property of the University Museum Library." A heavy set; for international shipping, they will have to be sent by priority international. Lacking maps (except plans of Lima and Canton in v.1 and Peking in v.2) and some other leaves of plates (38 plates present of 61 called for); otherwise, in Good Condition: front boards detached but present; lacking most of leather from vol. 2 spine; text blocks are solid; clean and bright.


Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 007220
  • Title: Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels; Consisting of above Six Hundred of the most Authentic Writers ... Originally published by John Harris ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country
  • Author: Harris, John
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: T. Woodward
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1744
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biography & Autobiography; Travel & Exploration; History & Politics;
  • Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General; HISTORY / General; TRAVEL / General;


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