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DAVIES, Hugh William. Bernhard von Breydenbach and his Journey to the Holy Land 1483-4. A Bibliography. London: J. & J. Leighton, 1911.
2o (325 x 251 mm). Frontispiece and plates. Contemporary green morocco-backed boards, top edge gilt, others uncut (spine slightly darkened). Provenance: John Howell (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION, number 31 of 200 copies. Davies's bibliography is a scholarly and exhaustive work on one of the most important travel books printed prior to 1500, Breydenbach's Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam. This was the earliest voyage narrative to be printed with views of the places seen en route.
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