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Sale 2501 Lot 259
LITHGOW, WILLIAM. The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures, and Painefull Peregrinations of Long Nineteene Yeares Travayles, from Scotland, to the most Famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia, and Affrica . . . Together with the grievous Tortures he suffered, by the Inquisition of Malaga in Spaine, his miraculous Discovery and Delivery thence: and of his last and late Returne from the Northerne Iles. 9 woodcut illustrations, including frontispiece depiction of the author in Ottoman garb, repeated on page 124. , 507,  pages. 4to, 182x143 mm, 19th-century brown calf gilt by Henderson & Bisset of Edinburgh, joints reinforced; minor foxing at beginning and end, C1-D4 shaved along fore edge, dampstain in blank outer margin of leaves in gathering H, stain in upper outer corner of page 88, repaired hole in outer margin of 3P1 affecting sidenote on recto, another smaller hole in blank margin of 3P2. London: Nicholas Okes for Nicholas Fussell and Humphrey Moseley, 1632
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
first complete edition of Lithgow's florid narrative, including details of his travels subsequent to the 1614 original edition; issue with booksellers' names in imprint. His multiple journeys took him through Europe, Greece, Turkey, the Holy Land, Egypt, North Africa, and Great Britain, covering by his own estimate more than 36,000 miles. STC 15713.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,500