Boies Penrose copy (1949)

Foster, Sir William, ed.

The Red Sea and Adjacent Countries at the Close of the Seventeenth Century as described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel and Charles Jacques Poncet.

Published: Printed for the Hakluyt Society.

Date: 1949

First ed. 8vo. pp. xl , 192; plan of Mecca as frontis., 2 maps inc. 1 folding; VG in original cloth, gilt, rubbed.

Provenance
Inscribed to flyleaf “To Boies Penrose with the editor’s kind regards” and with Boies Penrose II’s bookplate.

Bibliography
Hakluyt Society 2nd series, no. 100.

Note
Pitts was the first Englishman to enter Mecca, Daniel attempted to journey from London to India via the Red Sea route, and Poncet was the only European to visit Abyssinia after the expulsion of the Portuguese in 1633 and before Bruce's visit in 1769-71.

Condition
Very good

Binding
Hardback

£95

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