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An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India; and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an Appendix

By William Robertson

1799

A Strahan; T Cadell et al : London

8.5" by 5.5"

vi, [1], 441pp, [21]

 

 

 

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A beautifully bound third edition copy of this important historical work on India. Penned by a prominent Scottish historian whose contributions to the field of history were significant.

Illustrated, with two folding maps. Collated, complete with publisher's adverts to the rear. To this title, William Robertson explores the ancient history of India prior to the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope in the fifteenth century. Robertson's work is divided into three sections, the 'Intercourse with India, from the Earliest Times, until the Conquest of Egypt by the Romans', 'Intercourse with India, from the Establishment of the Roman Dominion in Egypt, to the Conquest of that Kingdom by the Mahomedans and 'Intercourse with India from the Conquest of Egypt by the Mahomedans, to the discovery of the Passage by the Cape of Good Hope'. ESTC No. T78956 This work ends with the discovery of the passage of Good Hope and the start of the Portuguese empire. William Robertson was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. He was made Historiographer Royal in 1764, and is remembered for his 'History of Scotland'.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with marbled paper boards. Externally, excellent condition with minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots, heavier to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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