GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS

£275.00

A Compendium of the East being an Account of Voyages to the Grand Indies

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London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1937.

Here published for the first time from the Bordeaux Manuscript of 1681. Translated into English by Stephanie & Denis Clark. Edited and Introduction by Ashley Gibson. Number 236 of 290 (300) copies set in 14 pt. Perpetua type and printed on Arnold’s hand-made paper. Small folio. 12.5 X 7.5 ins. 209 (i) pp. Full bound in black cloth and therefore a variant to the copies with batik cloth covered boards. Gilt title on leather spine label. Endpaper maps. Contemporary engravings of the principle places visited. Double page plates and double page facsimile from original manuscript. “Entrancing in the contrast of de Lacombe’s arrogant gasconades with the naive manifestation of his primitive explorer’s superstitious terror of the unknown.” (Pertelote 130) A near fine + copy.

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