Title: A Compendium of the East being an Account of...
Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1937.
Publication Date: 1937
1 volume, small in-folio, 210 pp., illustrated with 6 double-page engravings, bound in publisher's cloth, original batik boards, spine ends worn with small chipping, overall good condition. This is the first publication, from the Bordeaux Manuscript of 1681, with an English translation from the old French by Stephanie & Denis Clark, Edited with an introduction and notes by Ashley Gibson. Jean de Lacombe traveled through Ceylon, Java, Sumatra, Ternat, Nambonne, GounongApy, Siam, Moluccas, China in the seventeenth century. The plates are from contemporary engravings of some of the principal places visited reproduced from Schultzen'sOst-indischeReyse, Amsterdam, 1676. The Maps used as end-papers are from a contemporary Mercator Atlas. The Edition is limited to 300 copies in Perpetua Type on Arnold's hand-made paper (No 183). Bookseller Inventory # 1682
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