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POCOCKE, RICHARD. A Description of the East. 178 engraved plates and maps. , vi, , 310; , [iii]-xi, , 268; vii, , 308 pages, including engraved dedication in Volume 2/1. 3 volumes in 2. Folio, 404x249 mm, modern speckled calf, spines attractively gilt with morocco lettering pieces; varying offsetting from and onto plates, Volume 1 title mounted with few stains and vertical crease in gutter and embossed stamp in lower outer corner, repaired clean tear in plates 16 and 40, lower portion of plate 26 separated and reattached with tissue, dampstain in upper outer corner of opening leaves in Volume 2. handsome set. London: W. Bowyer for the Author and sold by J. and R. Knapton et al., 1743-45
first edition of a record of the author's 1737-40 travels in Egypt, Palestine, Asia Minor, and Greece.