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Manrique, Fray Sebastien [Introduction and Notres By Lt-Col C. Eckford Luard, Assisted By Father H. Hosten]

Published by The Hakluyt Society, Oxford (1927)

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About this Item: The Hakluyt Society, Oxford, 1927. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Condition: Very Good. Plates (illustrator). First Edition Thus. 481 pp. Volume II only. Clean covers, cover gilt brilliant, spine gilt bright but not brilliant; a little fraying at corners; rear hinge cracked but solid. Endpapers show usual foxing. Contents fine. Present is the loose sheet explaining that the Society issued this as its sole publication for 1927 due to its large size. Seller Inventory # 019192

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LUARD, C. Eckford Lt. Col. (editor).

Published by Printed for the Hakluyt Society, London (1927)

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From: David Mason Books (ABAC) (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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About this Item: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, London, 1927. In two volumes. Second Series ,Vol. LIX and LXI. Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, lxvi, 450; (xii), 481pp. With illustrations and maps, some folding. Spines slightly faded o/w near fine. Manrique, Sebastien Portuguese missionary and traveller. Fray Sebastien Manrique travelled around various countries of the East for about sixteen years from 1628 to 1643. The main purpose of Manrique's travel to the East was to preach Christianity and inspect the Missions abroad. The Augustan Church entrusted the task to him. During the course of his travel to India he came to Bengal and reached Dhaka in September 1640 to inspect the Portuguese Catholic Church. Manrique provides a graphic description of the population, wealth and political importance of Dhaka. Indeed his is the most important early accounts about the growth and development of the Mughal city of Dhaka. Manrique's accounts also provide a glimpse into the political, economic and social life of Bengal and above all about the famous muslin products of Bangladesh. After Dhaka Manrique went to Diang and Chittagong to see the Portuguese establishments there. He left India in 1641 and reached home in July 1643. Seller Inventory # 33469

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