Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia-Minor, Egypt, &c &c, from 1796 to 1801. With an Historical Sketch, and Occasional Reflections

Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia-Minor, Egypt, &c &c...
Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia-Minor, Egypt, &c &c...
Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia-Minor, Egypt, &c &c...
Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia-Minor, Egypt, &c &c...

London: Printed for the author by W. Mantz, 1807, First Edition, self-published. Hardcover, small 8vo., contemporary 1/2 leather with marbled paper over boards, gilt bands and a single leather and gilt title label on the spine. xi, 324 pp. Engraved frontis, 'Valletta the capital of Malta." Very Good. Bumping and shallow loss to the leather at the extremities; edges rubbed. Signature of the former owner, James Joseph, dated 1812, on the title page, and a gift inscription from Joseph to Robert King, dated 1843, on front blank. This is the scarce first edition. A second edition came out two years later. OCLC locates 10 copies of this edition, and there is only one auction result in the last 25 years -- Sotheby's, 1995, sold for 276 GBP. Very Good / No Jacket.

Item #0085496

Price: $450.00