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The Travels Of the Late Charles Thompson, Esq; Containing his Observations on France, Italy, Turkey in Europe, The Holy Land, Arabia, Egypt, And many other Parts of the World: Giving A particular and faithful Account of what is most remarkable in the Manners, Religion, Polity, Antiquities, and Natural History of those Countries: With a Curious Description of Jerusalem, as it now appears, And other Places mention'd in the Holy Scriptures. [in 3 volumes]
J. Newbery and C Micklewright, Reading 1744 - Three volumes in brown leather with five raised bands and maroon title labels to spines, 448, 432, and 404 pages. Vol. I: 1744: 448 p., four folding maps, three of which are hand coloured. Vol. II: 1744: 432 p., one black and white folding map, three black and white folding plates. Vol. III: 1752: 404 p., three hand coloured folding maps. Total: eight maps and three plates. Other descriptions of this set that I have seen list differing numbers of maps and plates; whatever the number, there are definitely some plates missing from this set. Condition notes: All volumes: Boards either separated or attached by cords only. Many maps and plates that are present show substantial wear and tear. Vol. I: Spine break at middle of book, pages 275-286 loose. Last page browned from contact with leather. Vol. II: Damage to lower corner through page 8, affecting ffep, title page, and folding map of Constantinople. Damage to lower corner of last pages from page 421 to end. Vol. III: Ffep loose and battered, last page browned from contact with leather. Despite all of this, a very readable and collectible set, which clearly shows its 270+ year age. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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