Lot 445: Author: Grandpre, L[ouis Marie Joseph O'Hier Comte] de; Title: A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Year 1790; Place Published: Brattleborough, VT; Publisher: William Fessenden; Date Published: 1814; Description: 311 pp. (12mo) 17x10 cm (6¾x4"), period full calf, morocco spine label."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." Laid in the front of this copy is a handwritten note detailing a drawing for a quilt, valued at $100, taking place in Sept. 1891. Condition: General wear and rubbing to leather, slight fraying at some edges and corners, spine label faded; extensive writing of names and notes from previous owners from the period on the endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volume, drawings of period solidiers on the rear blank pages, foxing and browning at page edges throughout, chip of rear paste-down page missing; overall very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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