Lot 444: Voyage in the Indian Ocean & to Bengal in the Year 1790

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:21

Lot 444: Author: Grandpre, L. de; Title: A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal Undertaken in the Year 1790; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: W.Pelham and W.P.&L.Blake; Date Published: 1803; Description: 300 pp. (12mo) period full calf, morocco spine label, gilt-ruled on spine. First American Edition."Containing an account of the Sechelles-Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the People of India; with Some Remarkable Religious Rites of the Inhabitants of Bengal. To Which is Added, A Voyage in the Red Sea; Including A Description of Mocha, And of the Trade of the Arabs of Yemen; With Some Particulars of their Manners, Customs, &c." Written by an officer in the French army and translated from the French. Condition: Wear and tear to binding, front cover starting to detach; rear hinge cracked; library plate on rear pastedown, title page starting to tear with binding, some darkening of pages, scattered foxing (mostly last few pages); good or better. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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