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A Journey over Land to India, Partly by a Route never gone before by any European,.In a Series of Letters to His Son. Comprehending His Shipwreck and Imprisonment with Hyder Alli, and His Subsequent Negociations and Transactions in the East.


Published by London: Printed for J Owen & V Griffiths: Second Edition Complete in 3 Parts & Appendix, 1796
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4to., xx, 176pp. + 138pp. + 182pp. +10pp., half-title present, bound in good quality contemporary full speckled calf, double gilt ruled outer borders to both covers, gilt decorated spine in compartments with contrasting olive green morocco title label, slightly rubbed on some extremities and extreme corner tips. A generally VG+ clean copy in a very good quality contemporary binding. Ex Libris Robert H. Elliot, (who was an early British coffee planter in Mysore, India, and author of books upon plantation life in Mysore, and on farming in Scotland), with his engraved bookplate to upper pastedown. Donald Campbell (1751-1804), of Barbreck, was a Scottish traveller in India and the Middle East. Campbell published in London in 1795 A Journey over land to India. by Donald Campbell of Barbreck, who formerly commanded a regiment of cavalry in the service of the Nabob of the Carnatic: in a series of letters to his son. The journey was made by way of Belgium, the Tyrol, Venice, Alexandria, Aleppo, Diyarbekr, Mosul, Baghdad, Bushire, Bombay, and Goa. He was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean and made prisoner by Hyder Ali but was subsequently released. The book enjoyed much popularity. A second and new edition appeared in 1796, in quarto, like the first; in the same year an abridged version was published, in octavo, with the title Narrative of Adventures and a preface signed’ ‘S. J.’ The third part of the travels, relating to Campbell's shipwreck and imprisonment, was published as a chap-book, Shipwreck and Captivity of D. C. (London, 1800). "Campbell set out for India across Europe in 1781, planning to sail only across the Indian Ocean. He had many adventures before he finally reached Goa, and sailed from that port May 18, 1782. On the next day the ship ran into a very bad storm, became leaky and then waterlogged, and finally struck on the Indian coast within the dominions of Hyder Ali. Captain Campbell and one other Englishman reached shore, out of eleven European passengers, along with fourteen of fifty-six lascars. Campbell was imprisoned by the Indians for a term of years, but was released after Hyder Ali's death. He joined the British Army in India, and then returned to England after being absent for four years and five days. The shipwreck in the narrative is given considerable space, but the major interest of the book lies in Campbell's other experiences." Huntress 123c [The English edition of 1796]. Bookseller Inventory # 3676

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Title: A Journey over Land to India, Partly by a ...

Publisher: London: Printed for J Owen & V Griffiths: Second Edition Complete in 3 Parts & Appendix

Publication Date: 1796

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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