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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 511

    KNOX, Robert (1641-1720). An Historical elation of the Island Ceylon in the East Indies: together with an Account of the Detaining in Captivity of the Author ... and of the Author's Miraculous Escape. London: Richard Chiswell, 1681. 2° (319 x 188mm). Folding engraved map and 15 plates, with the final advertisement leaf (a littlelight discolouration). 18th-century sprinkled calf, gilt spine (head and foot of spine repaired).

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    KNOX, Robert (1641-1720). An Historical elation of the Island Ceylon in the East Indies: together with an Account of the Detaining in Captivity of the Author ... and of the Author's Miraculous Escape. London: Richard Chiswell, 1681. 2° (319 x 188mm). Folding engraved map and 15 plates, with the final advertisement leaf (a littlelight discolouration). 18th-century sprinkled calf, gilt spine (head and foot of spine repaired).

    FIRST EDITION of Knox's account of his twenty years captivity in Ceylon from 1659 giving a detailed description of Ceylanese life and manners. Wing K742.


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