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From the library of one of India’s
greatest Governor-Generals, Lord
Ellenborough, Francois Bernier’s
History of the Late Revolution of
the Empire of the Great Mogol –
one of the most important travel
accounts of the seventeenth
century. An exceptional association
copy – the front pastedown bearing
the ink inscription ‘Ellenborough
The History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogol: together with The most considerable Passages, for 5 years following in That Empire
First Edition in English, London 1671. Moses Pitt. pp. (xvi), 258, (ii-title-page), 176, 102 (‘A Letter to the Lord Colbert’), iv (publisher’s advertisement and Whitehall permission to publish the continuation of Monsieur Bernier’s memoir); (with): A Continuation of the Memoires of Monsieur Bernier, Tome III and IV (1672). pp. 173, 178. (with): A Letter sent from Chinas in Persia. pp. 39, (i). Engraved folding map. 8vo. Bookplate and stamp ‘Earl of Ellenborough’s Heirlooms, Book no. 1113’. Contemporary calf with maroon title-label, book-box with maroon title-label, lettered in gilt. Light browning but a good, tight copy of this great work of travel and research with a fine provenance.
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