1961 The Prester John of The Indies
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Number CXV of the Second Series. With sixteen plates, and seven maps, including one folding to volume one and one included in a pocket to the rear of volume two. Collated complete. An interesting edition of Lord Stanley of Alderley's 1881 translation of Father Francisco Alvares' work regarding a missionary trip to Ethiopia in 1520. From the second series publication of the Hakluyt Society, publishing scholarly editions of primary records of historic voyages and travels. Including early accounts concerning geography, ethnology, and natural history. The second series ran from 1899 to 1998 and comprised one-hundred and ninety volumes.
In the original cloth bindings in the original price clipped dust wrappers. Externally very smart with slight fading to the extremities. Dust wrappers are price clipped. Dust wrappers are smart with spotting to the wraps and the occasional closed tear. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with the odd spot, heavier to the first and last few pages. Contemporary ink inscription to front free endpaper.
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