The Adventures of Sig. Gaudentio di Lucca :Being the substance of his examination before the fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna, in Italy: giving an account of an unknown country, in the midst of the deserts of Africa, the origin and antiquity of the people, their religion, customs, and laws. Copied from the original manuscripts in St. Mark's Library at Venice; with critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi. ; To which is prefixed, a letter of the secretary of the Inquisition, shewing the reasons of Signor Gaudentio's being apprehended, and the manner of it. ; Translated from the Italian.

Philadelphia: Reprinted by William Conover, No. 72, Walnut Street, 1799.

Second American edition. 320 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 19th-century polished calf, upper joint cracked but cords holding; title page backed, next leaf with loss at top of page affecting only running heads, leaves K6 (pp. 119-120) and N1 (pp. 145-146) defective with some loss of text, stains scattered throughout, some waterstaining to lower outer corner of text block. Evans 35183. Item #241012

Simon Berington (1680-1755), was a Catholic controversialist , and the author of this frequently reprinted utopian voyage (first ed., London, 1737). This second American edition was preceded by the Norwich edition of 1796.

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