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Pinkerton, John.

A GENERAL COLLECTION OF THE BEST AND MOST INTERESTING VOYAGES AND TRAVELS

in All Parts of the World; Many of Which are Now First Translated into English. Digested on a New Plan. VOLUME 8 [only INDIA]. Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme ... 1811.
1st Ed. 4to. 17 engraved plates. Some offsetting of plates and browning, nicely rebound in modern half calf with marbled boards, with dec. gilt motifs and gilt lettered title and volume number labels in green and red to spine. Sabin 62957. ‘ A collection of great merit and importance’; Ferguson 473; Hill 1361. Of great value for the voyages and travels included, sometimes abridged but often complete. This volume comprising Journal of Sir Thomas Roe, Embassador to the Great Mogul; Bernier’s Voyage to the East Indies; Extract from Tavernier’s Voyages concerning the Diamond Mines; Hamilton’s Discovery of the East Indies; Lord’s Discovery of the banians and Persees; Buchanan’s Journey through Mysore, Canara and Malabar. D.N.B. John Pinkerton (1758-1826). ‘The [above work] was a useful compilation in its day, being the most voluminous that had hitherto appeared with the exception of the French ‘Histoire Générale des Voyages’ (Paris, 1785) ... A large number of very rare volumes of travels were incorporated, and the average merit of the plates was considerable.’
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