1670 Sandys Travells History Turkish Empire Pyramids Egypt Nile Italy Greece

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Seller: bluemangobooksandmanuscripts (2,883) 100%, Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania, Ships to: US, Item: 322138028467 Additional photos on request Please read condition report carefully as sells As Is. Title: Sandys Travells, Containing an History of the Original and Present State of the Turkish Empire: Their Laws, Government, Policy, Military Force, Courts of Justice, and Commerce: The Mahometan Religion and Ceremonies: A Description of Constantinople, the Grand Signior's Seraglio, and His Manner of Living: Also, of Greece, with the Religions and Customes of the Grecians. Of Aegypt, the Antiquity, Hieroglyphicles, Rites Customes, Discipline, and Religon of the Aegyptians. A Voyage on the River Nylus: Of Armenia, Grand Cairo, Rhodes, the Pyramides, Colossus; The Former Flourishing and Present State of Alexandria. A Description of the Holy-Land; Of the Jews, and Several Sects of Chistians Living There; Of Jerusalem, Sepulchre of CHrist, Temple of Solomon; And What Else Either of Antique, or Worth Observation. Lastly, Italy Described, and the Islands Adjoyning; as Cyprus, Crete, Malta, Sicilia, the Aeolian Islands; Of Rome, Venice, Naples, Syracusa, Mesena, Aetna, Scylla and Charybdis; And Other Places of Note. Illustrated with Graven Maps and Figures Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands to the spine. The front board is detaching and almost off and may become detached in transit even with careful packing. So expect it to be off. No returns if arrives with the cover OFF The book shows very heavy external wear, with rubbing, soiling and chipping to the covers. Loss of material can be seen at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The spine cover displays cracking. The partial gilt-lettered spine label, with loss at edges, is laid in. The rear hinge is cracked. Various markings appear in pencil and ink on the front endpaper. The pages exhibit light foxing and occasional faint water markings. A number of pages at the rear of the volume display a very small wormhole at the bottom margins. The final leaf has a tear as pictured-and minor loss at the lower left-hand margin without loss of text. Lacks fly leaves and end pages This work is lavishly illustrated with an additional engraved title page, a double-page map of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, 42 in-text engravings, ornamented initials and a tipped-in fold-out plate offering a view of Constantinople (at page 24). Overall acceptable condition but exterior is POOR condition Page 215 small tear top of page Page 239 torn Good candidate for rebinding as exterior in poor condition A few signatures are loose the binding not tight. damp stains Heavily rubbed Corners worn External wear scratches, rubbing, loss Selling as is ; as discovered Author: George Sandys was an English traveller, colonist and poet. He was born in Bishopsthorpe, the seventh and youngest son of Edwin Sandys, archbishop of York. He studied at St Mary Hall, Oxford, but took no degree. On his travels, which began in 1610, he first visited France; from north Italy he passed by way of Venice to Constantinople, and thence to Egypt, Mt. Sinai, Palestine, Cyprus, Sicily, Naples and Rome. His narrative, dedicated, like all his other works, to Charles (either as prince or king), was published in 1615, and formed a substantial contribution to geography and ethnology. He also took great interest in the earliest English colonization in America. In April 1621 he became colonial treasurer of the Virginia Company and sailed to Virginia with his niece's husband, Sir Francis Wyat, the new governor. When Virginia became a crown colony, Sandys was created a member of council in August 1624; he was reappointed to this post in 1626 and 1628. In 1631 he vainly applied for the secretaryship to the new special commission for the better plantation of Virginia; soon after this he returned to England for good. In 1621 he had already published an English translation of part of Ovid's "Metamorphoses"; this he completed in 1626; on this mainly his poetic reputation rested in the 17th and 18th centuries. He also began a version of Virgil's "Aeneid," but never produced more than the first book. In 1636 he issued his famous "Paraphrase upon the Psalms and Hymns" dispersed throughout the Old and New Testaments; and he translated "Christ's Passion" from the Latin of Grotius; and in 1641 he brought out his last work, a "Paraphrase of the Song of Songs." He died, unmarried, at Boxley, near Maidstone, Kent, in 1644. Sandys' travel narrative appeared as "The Relation of a Journey" begun an. Dom. 1610, in four books (1615). This remained a standard account of the Eastern Mediterranean, twice mentioned, for instance, by the English naval chaplain Henry Teonge in his diary of a voyage in 1675. (Courtesy of Wikipedia) Publisher: Printed for Rob. Clavel, Tho. Passinger, Will. Cadman, Will. Whitwood, Tho. Sawbridge, and Will. Birch City: London Year: 1670 sixth edition Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 240 pages Width: 7.75" No international shipping Signature required on delivery Subject: Exploration & Travel, Binding: Hardcover, Origin: English, Special Attributes: Illustrated, Topic: Europe, Year Printed: 1670, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom, Original/Reproduction: Original, Original/Facsimile: Original, Author: George Sandys, Place of Publication: London, Region: Europe, Language: English, Modified Item: No

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