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    Lithgow, William. The Totall Discouse of the Rare Adventures & Painefull Peregrinations of Long Nineteene Yeares Travales from Scotland to the Most Famous Kingdomes in Europe and Africa. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1906. 8vo. xxxi, 448, (2)p. Red publisher's cloth with gilt illustration on front board, gilt title to spine. Untrimmed edges, few minor foxing spots, otherwise in excellent condition. Frontispiece and text plates. Decorated initials. Reprint of 1631 edition. Limited to 1000 copies. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $50 William Lithgow (1582-1645), traveller, writer and alleged spy, born at Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, claimed at the end of his various peregrinations to have tramped 36,000 miles on foot.
    Prior to 1610 he had visited Shetland, Switzerland, and Bohemia. In that year he set out for Palestine and Egypt. His next journey, 1614Ð16, was in Tunis and Fez; but his last, 1619Ð21, to Spain, ended unfortunately in his apprehension at Malaga and torture as a spy.


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