The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundeville, Kt. Which treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of Marvayles of Inde, with other Ilands and Countryes. Now publish'd entire from an Original MS. in the Cotton Library [Edited by Halliwell].

London: Woodman, Lyon and C. Davis, 1727.

Price: $1,500.00

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Reissue of the 1725 edition, with cancel title-page. xvi, [8], 384, [8] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half dark brown polished calf and cloth, red leather spine label. Title and final leaf backed, title page a little toned, otherwise a clean, crisp copy.

Item #244219

Translation of a French manuscript of Mandeville's Itinerarium., and for centuries a standard book for travellers. "Mandeville is said to have set out on his travels in 1322, and after visiting Egypt, Palestine, Tartary, India, the Indian isles, etc., returned home in 1355. His death is set at 1371." (Cox, I, 319). This is the second issue of the "best English edition" (Lowndes), and "the completest edition up to date" (Cox).