The Total Discourse of The Rare Adventures & Painefull Peregrinations of long Nineteene Yeares Travayles from Scotland to the most famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia and Affrica.
First edition thus, one of 100 de luxe copies. 8vo. pp. xxxi, 449; 12 illusts. and reproductions; embrowning to endpapers, else very good in the original vellum-backed boards, gilt.
Lithgow (1582-c. 1645) was born at Lanark, and spent several years travelling in the Ottoman Empire and elsewhere, visiting among other places the Ionian Islands, Athens, Rhodes, Cyprus, Aleppo, Damasacus, Galilee and Jerusalem. His accounts of these travels were collected in the present work, first published in 1632, and relished by many for “its baroque richness and exaggeration” (ODNB).
Author Lithgow, William.
Binding Hardback, original vellum-backed boards, gilt.
Publisher Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons
Condition Embrowning to endpapers, else very good
Pages pp. xxxi, 449