The Travels of John Sanderson in the Levant / 1584-1602 / With his Autobiography and Selections from his Correspondence
Author: John Sanderson (1560-1627) edited by William Foster
Publisher: Hakluyt Society
xliv+322 pages with 3 maps (2 folding), 5 illustrations including frontispiece and index.. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt ship "Victoria" to cover with blind-stamped ruled edges and decorations in original jacket. Hakluyt Society Second Series volume 67. First edition.
Of the history of this manuscript little is known. Sanderson left no direct descendant, and what became of his papers is a matter for conjecture. This item became the property of the William Petty, Earl of Shelburne, who was an enthusiastic collector of old document; and that it was acquired for the national collection in 1807.
Corners bumped. Jacket spine age toned, some small closed edge tears else a very good copy of an unread copy with the folds still to be opened else very good in like jacket.