1693 Edition "A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages in Two Tomes" Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff first edition1693 Edition "A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages in Two Tomes" Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff first edition1693 Edition "A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages in Two Tomes" Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff first edition1693 Edition "A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages in Two Tomes" Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff first edition1693 Edition "A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages in Two Tomes" Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff first edition

A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages. In Two Tomes. ... First Edition

London, printed for S. Smith and B Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, at the Princes Arms in St. Paul's Church-yard.1693
Volume one contains the first English translation of Leonard Rauwolf's Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiß inn die Morgenländer (1582), describing his travels in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, the Holy Land and the Ottoman Empire. Rauwolf was the first Western traveller to describe coffee, and his description played an important role in the introduction of coffee into Europe.

The first tome contains Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff's itinerary into the Eastern countries . The second taking in many parts of Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Arabia Felix, and Petræa, Ethopia, the Red-Sea, It tells of a highly interesting collection of voyages to and in the Middle East and North Africa, edited and translated by the great English botanist John Ray (1627-1705), also a pioneer of classification systems in general.

The second tome contains extracts from accounts of travels in the Middle East and North Africa by Pierre Belon, John Greaves, George Wheeler, Thomas Smith and some others. It includes a narrative of a caravan journey from Cairo to Mecca, a journey through Arabia and a detailed description of Mecca.

Calf-hide binding, gold-tooled spine with leather loss to the lower spine.
a loss to the corner of the last page.
Toning throughout attesting to it's 320 years' existence. Two puncture wounds to the front leather

Signed by owner Wm Brewster who no doubt was responsible for the hand-written script on the once-blank inside-cover and pages, front and back. :"An Index for y e First Part" and "An Index for y e Second Part"

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1693 Edition "A Collection of Curious Travels & Voyages in Two Tomes" Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff first edition

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