Item #80746 THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD. John Chardin, Sir.
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD
THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD

THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES. THE FIRST VOLUME, CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S VOYAGE FROM PARIS TO ISPAHAN : TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CORONATION OF THIS PRESENT KING OF PERSIA, SOLYMAN THE THIRD

London. Printed for Moses Pitt in Duke Street, Westminster, 1686. First Edition in English. Leather-bound. Quarto. Contemporary English panel calf boards 417 + 5 pp. index. (11 7/8" x 7 1/2"), sympathetically rebacked in mottled calf, on hempen cords. Contrasting spine label of gilt on maroon Rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers and edges. 12' x 20' elaborate foldout frontis map of the Black Sea. Handwritten in two places: "Marshall Lister's Book 1785", once on the verso of the (mounted) title page, bordered by elaborate doodles, followed by a line of what appears to be shorthand; the second inscription at the top of the first page. Most curiously, opposite the "Epistle Dedicatory" are printed the words: "Let this BOOK be Printed".

The dedicatory itself, rather over the top adulatory, addressed to the King, concludes: "I might advance in this parallel, where. Your Majesty has so much the advantage, if I did not find my Eyes dazled, when I attempt to fix them upon Your Majesty." LARGE foldout engravings by Paul Bouche, mounted on stiff card stock, SOME of which are: Teflis, a five-fold panorama extending to nearly 30" in length; a Nuptial Feast at Tefles; Irivan (Erivan); Sultani; The Tombs of the two last kings of Persia; Kom; Sefy Premier; Kachan; The Great Inn in Cashan;. Good. Item #80746

Chardin [1643-1713] was a French traveler and merchant who spent many years in England and and travelled in Persia and India from 1665-1667. There was only one volume published. It was originally published in French. Chardin was knighted by Charles II and appointed jeweller to the court. [Howgego C -102].

Price: $4,500.00

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