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Valentia, George Annesley
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS TO INDIA, CEYLON, THE RED SEA, ABYSSINIA, AND EGYPT, IN THE YEARS 1802 [-] 1806. LONDON: PRINTED FOR WILLIAM MILLER, 1809
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Valentia, George Annesley
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS TO INDIA, CEYLON, THE RED SEA, ABYSSINIA, AND EGYPT, IN THE YEARS 1802 [-] 1806. LONDON: PRINTED FOR WILLIAM MILLER, 1809
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Valentia, George Annesley
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS TO INDIA, CEYLON, THE RED SEA, ABYSSINIA, AND EGYPT, IN THE YEARS 1802 [-] 1806. LONDON: PRINTED FOR WILLIAM MILLER, 1809
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, 4to (287 x 225mm.), half-titles, dedication, 8 folding engraved maps, 61 engraved plates, contemporary maroon straight-grained morocco, full gilt spines with double raised bands, covers decorated in gilt and blind, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges, some browning and offsetting, bindings rebacked
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Provenance

Carleton Jones, bookplate

Literature

Hilmy I, p.38; cf. Abbey, Travel 515 (note)

Catalogue Note

Lord Valentia travelled on a British mission from India to Abyssinia to secure a port on the Red Sea, accompanied by his secretary Henry Salt, after whose drawings the engravings were made. The first volume deals with India and Sri Lanka - with sections on Benares, Calcutta, Lucknow, etc. - the second two volumes cover Abyssinia, Egypt and the Red Sea, including much relating to Mocha and Jeddah.

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