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Tavernier, Jean Baptiste
THE SIX VOYAGES ... THROUGH TURKY INTO PERSIA, AND THE EAST-INDIES, FINISHED IN THE YEAR 1670. LONDON: FOR R.L. AND M.P. ... SOLD BY JOHN STARKEY AND MOSES PITT, 1678 
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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Tavernier, Jean Baptiste
THE SIX VOYAGES ... THROUGH TURKY INTO PERSIA, AND THE EAST-INDIES, FINISHED IN THE YEAR 1670. LONDON: FOR R.L. AND M.P. ... SOLD BY JOHN STARKEY AND MOSES PITT, 1678 
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Tavernier, Jean Baptiste
THE SIX VOYAGES ... THROUGH TURKY INTO PERSIA, AND THE EAST-INDIES, FINISHED IN THE YEAR 1670. LONDON: FOR R.L. AND M.P. ... SOLD BY JOHN STARKEY AND MOSES PITT, 1678 
Folio (322 x 188mm.), 3 parts in one volume, 21 (of 24) engraved plates, illustrations in text, 3 pp. bookseller's list at end, contemporary crushed RED MOROCCO GILT, spine in compartments richly tooled in gilt, gilt edges, lacking 3 plates, binding slightly marked, spine lightly sunned
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Provenance

Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart (1708–1770), Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, inscribed on title "Lyonel Tolmach, 1728"

Literature

Wing T256; this edition not in Atabey, Blackmer or Weber

Catalogue Note

A finely bound crisp copy of one of the most important 17th century European accounts of travel in the Middle East and Asia, written by a Parisian jeweller and first published in 1676 in French. The work is divided into 3 separately paginated parts, the first on Persia, the second 'describing India and the isles adjacent', and the third on the Seraglio. The second part also includes notes on Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Batavia, Siam (Thailand), Japan and other countries in Asia. There is also a description of Cyprus on pages 79-81.

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