" . . . Being his Voyage and Travel which treateth of the Way to Jerusalem and of the Marvels of Ind with other Island and Countries"
The maroon cloth-boards are gilt embossed to the upper panel and spine with elaborate designs and lettering, which remain bright and fresh. The spine has a small tear at the head and one of the four corners is lightly rubbed, with the other corners bumped only. The still-functional binding has loosened and the inner threads are broken, with cracks most noticeable between sections G and H and M, N and O. The dark green printed endpapers are intact and unmarked, save for a signature on the verso of the front free leaf. The xxx + 415 pp are unmarked and undiscoloured. They include preface, contents pages, text pages with frontispiece and 25 other full-page drawings and many other decorations in the text, and index.
The copy is complete and and ready for the minor rebinding that would turn it into a fine copy of this famous (and first illustrated) version of Mandeville's Adventures.
- Binding Condition: Good+
- Overall Condition: Good+
- Size: 215 x 150