A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages In Two Tomes bound in One: Ray, John A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages In Two Tomes bound in One: Ray, John A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages In Two Tomes bound in One: Ray, John A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages In Two Tomes bound in One: Ray, John

A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages In Two Tomes bound in One

Ray, John

Published by London: Printed for S Smith and B Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, 1693
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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London: Printed for S Smith and B Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, at the Princes Arms in St Paul's Church-yard, 1693, First Edition. sm8v0 - 20.5 cm. Tome 1: (28), 396 pp.; Tome 2: 186 pp.; Appendix 45 pp., [1 of 2] Publisher's advertisement. In period style paneled calf binding with six gilt decorated spine compartments including burgundy morocco title tab letting in bright gilt; some worm damage to lower portion of latter pages not affecting text or binding. Book is protected by marbled covered slip case. A very scarce publication in Very Good condition. John Ray compiled this book for the Royal Society and in doing so, provides details of various voyages and expeditions of scientific importance. At the request of the Royal Society, Ray also composed 3 catalogues of the trees, shrubs and herbs growing in the 'Levant part of the world'. The first 'tome' contains Dr Leonhart Rauwolf's travels into the Eastern Countries. The second contains a variety of extracts from sources including Monsieur Belon, Mr. Greaves, and The Collections of Voyages and Travels by Ramusio, Hakluyt, Purchas, and Thevenor. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 8.8

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Title: A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages ...

Publisher: London: Printed for S Smith and B Walford, Printers to the Royal Society

Publication Date: 1693

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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