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    Astley's Collection

    [J. Green, editor]. A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels, Consisting of the Most Esteemed Relations, which have Hitherto been Published in any Language: Comprehending Everything Remarkable in its Kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America [...] also the Manners and Customs of the Several Inhabitants. London: Thomas Astley, 1745, 1745, 1746, 1747.

    Four quarto volumes. xi, [13], 680; viii, [4], 732; vi, [4], 605; xii, [4], 751, [42] double column pages. Four engraved frontispieces and 227 engraved plates, charts, maps, etc., some folding, some showing two or more images. List of subscribers. Index.


    Later half leather over marbled boards. Raised bands. Leather title labels with gilt lettering to spines. Extremities and joints rubbed. Some hinges cracked, but binding tight and square. Missing one plate in Volume IV. One plate and one page of text in Volume II are torn, with some loss. Several plates partially and inexpertly colored by a previous owner. A handsome set of books in very good condition.

    The oft-quoted "Astley's Collection" is a mammoth compendium of the state of the European's understanding of the globe by the midpoint of the eighteenth century. Material has been gathered from diverse sources, scrupulously footnoted. Much material on Africa. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    ESTC, T39853. Sabin, 28539.


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