6188. Mendes Pinto's The Voyages... 1692

PINTO, FERDINAND MENDEZ. The Voyages and Adventures of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal: During his Travels for the space of one and Twenty Years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indies. With a Relation and Description of most of the Places thereof; their Religion, Laws, Riches, Customs, and Governement in the time of Peace and War. Where he five times suffered Shipwrack, was sixteen times sold and thirteen times made a slave... The Third Edition. Done into English by H. C. Gent. London (printed for Richard Bently, Jacob Tonson, Francis Saunders, and Tho. Bennet) 1692.

Folio (about 283x186 mm.). (14), 1-231, 240-326 (pp. 232-239 omitted at pagination) pp.
Later (19th century) polished tan calf, slightly worn, covers double-ruled in gilt and blind, mended in the joints, gilt spine in six compartments, on upper compartment a gilt light-house with the text Northerrm light boat, in lower compartment the gilt number 1537, marbled edges. Bokbinders label "Robert Seton Edinburgh" on inside of upper cover. Minor foxing, a few marginal annotations.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1587.
A reprint of Henry Cogans Translation, originally published in 1653.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).