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François Bernier

History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogol

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 1835’

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.

BK000500 £2,750   

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