THE TRAVELS OF EDWARD BROWN, ESQ; FORMERLY A MERCHANT IN LONDON. Containing his Observations on France and Italy, his Voyage to the Levant; his Account of the Island of Malta; his Remarks in his Journies through the Lower and Upper Egypt; together with a Brief Description of the Abyssinian Empire. Interspersed throughout with several curious Historical Passages relating to our own as well as Foreign Nations; as also with Critical Disquisitions as to the present State of the Sciences in Egypt, particularly Physick and Chemistry.

Second edition. Two volumes. Late nineteenth-century full calf binding by E. Battagli of Florence, Italy. Boards with decorative gilt borders. Four raised bands to the spine with decorative devices and titles in gilt to the compartments. Bound without half titles. A very good copy, the bindings square and firm with a little cracking to the outer hinges and minor rubbing to the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps.

In this work, highly regarded by Samuel Johnson, Campbell provided a fictitious travel narrative of a journey supposedly undertaken in the 1670s, interweaving this with factual discussion of the natural history, local customs, politics, topography, science and commerce observed in the various named countries. An attractive example. Provenance: From the library of Martin Stone.

Stock code: 17251

£300

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