Pococke | A description of the East, 1743, 2 volumes
Pococke | A description of the East, 1743, 2 volumes
Pococke | A description of the East, 1743, 2 volumes
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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Pococke | A description of the East, 1743, 2 volumes

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Pococke | A description of the East, 1743, 2 volumes

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:2,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108


POCOCKE, RICHARD

A description of the East, and some other countries. London: printed for the author by W. Bowyer and others, 1743


FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, folio (412 x 245mm.), 178 engraved plates (some folding), engraved dedication in volume 2, contemporary calf gilt, bindings somewhat worn


Pococke travelled in the eastern Mediterranean from 1737 to 1740. Volume 1 of this important and popular work is devoted to Egypt; volume 2 to Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, Crete, the Greek islands, Asia Minor, Thrace, Greece and other parts of Europe.


LITERATURE:

Atabey 965; Blackmer 1323


PROVENANCE:

George Baillie (1664–1738), armorial bookplate applied posthumously; thence by descent to the Earls of Haddington

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