BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108
Travels, or observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant. Oxford: printed at the Theatre, 1738
FIRST EDITION, folio (348 x 222mm.), half-title, title printed in red and black with engraved printer’s device, engraved head-pieces and initials, 12 maps and plans, some folding, 20 plates, one folding, a few double-sided, contemporary calf gilt mottled in red and black, spine gilt with golden fleece motif, title with two small holes in vignette, rebacked retaining original spine
Shaw was chaplain to the English factory at Algiers from 1720 to 1733. During this period he visited Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, and most of North Africa.
Blackmer 1533; Nissen ZBI 3839
Thomas Hamilton (1721–1794), 7th Earl of Haddington, engraved armorial bookplate, ownership inscription on title
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