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POCOCKE, Richard.

A description of the East, and some other countries.

Stock Code
96718
London, W. Bowyer and J.P. Knapton, 1743
£6,500

Pococke travelled extensively in Europe from 1733-6 and continued on to the Levant, reaching Alexandria in 1737. He remained three years in the Eastern Mediterranean, visiting Egypt, Palestine, Asia Minor and Greece. His work describes these journeys but not necessarily in chronological order. The plates of antiquities are after drawings by Pococke himself, the botanical plates are after Ehret.

Pococke achieved a great reputation with this publication; the work was very popular during his lifetime and was praised by Gibbon.

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Description

First editon. 2 volumes (the second containing 2 parts), folio (41 x 26 cm), engraved vignettes on titles, engraved dedication in volume II and 178 numbered plates, complete (volume 1 contains 75 plates, numbers 1-32 and 34-76 (plate 33 was never issued), plate 76 is not called for in the list of plates but is referred to in the text; volume II contains 103 engraved plates, a few folding, contemporary calf gilt, neat repairs to joints and extremities, lightly rubbed, an excellent example.

Bibliography

Atabey 965; Blackmer 1323; Cobham-Jeffery p.51; Hilmy II, p.124; Weber II, 513.

Stock ID:96718

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