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    The Astley Collection

    [Thomas Green, editor.] A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of the Most Esteemed Relations, Which Have Been Hitherto Published in any Language; Comprehending Every Thing Remarkable in its Kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. London: Thomas Astley, 1745-1747.

    Four quarto volumes. xi, [13], 680; viii, [4], 732; vi, [4], 605; xii, [4], 751, [40] pages. Frontispieces. List of subscribers to each volume. Illustrated with maps and many engravings.

    Full calf. Raised bands. Leather title labels to spines. Inked name of previous owner to front pastedown of Volume I. Hinges cracked; joints broken or tender; binding cords holding. Extremities rubbed and worn. A tight, clean copy in overall very good condition.

    Originally published weekly in parts, this popular collection of travel and exploration accounts was widely known as "Astley's Collection."

    ESTC T39853. Sabin 28539.


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