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DELLON, Charles. A Voyage to the East Indies: Giving An Account of the Isles of Madagascar, and Marcareigne, of Suratte, the Coast of Malabar, of Goa, Gameron, Ormus, and the Coast of Brasil... To which is Annexed an Abstract of Monsieur de Rennefort's History of the East-Indies,... [with] A Treatise of the Distempers Relating in Particular to Eastern Countries London: Printed for D. Browne, and others, 1698. 8° (195 x 125mm). Contemporary speckled calf rebacked with original endpapers (Preface misbound).
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Dellon was denounced to the Inquisition at Goa, imprisoned for two years and tortured for heresy, condemned to the galleys for five years and had his property confiscated. His remarkable adventures have now been authenticated. Wing D943A. Howgego D31. Together with:
Charles DELLON. Nouvelle Relation d'un Voyage fait aux Indies Orientales... Amsterdam: Paul Marret, 1699. 8° (155 x 100mm). Engraved frontispiece and 4 plates, 3 folding. Contemporary speckled calf gilt.
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