The Ancient and Modern History of the Balearick Islands; Or of the Kingdom of Majorca: Which Comprehends the Islands of Majorca, Minorca, Yviça, Formentera and others; With Their Natural and Geographical Description; Translated from the Original Spanish. Juan Bautista Dameto, Vincente Mut.
The Ancient and Modern History of the Balearick Islands; Or of the Kingdom of Majorca: Which Comprehends the Islands of Majorca, Minorca, Yviça, Formentera and others; With Their Natural and Geographical Description; Translated from the Original Spanish

The Ancient and Modern History of the Balearick Islands; Or of the Kingdom of Majorca: Which Comprehends the Islands of Majorca, Minorca, Yviça, Formentera and others; With Their Natural and Geographical Description; Translated from the Original Spanish

London: William Innys, 1716. Hardcover. [16], 304, [16] p.; 20 cm. Contemporary calf boards; flax spine repair dyed to match boards, with gilt-tooled leather spine label. Publisher's advertisements on page following Contents and on final page after the end of the index. Title page within double-ruled border. Woodcut head-pieces, tailpieces, and initial letters. Engraved armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper: Richard Snead Cox, Eaton Bishop. Richard Snead Cox (1820-1899) of Broxwood Court in Eaton Bishop, Hertsfordshire, England, was the father of the painter Walter Ignatius Cox, who eventually settled in San Francisco. Ex-library: stamped "The Pennsylvania State University Library" on title page verso; no other library markings. This is the very scarce first edition of the English translation by Colen Campbell (1676-1729) of the Historia General del Reino de Mallorca by Juan Dameto and Vicente Mut. Includes index. Lacking the 2 maps; otherwise, in Very Good Condition: upper corner of front board rubbed; title page darkened along gutter; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good. Item #007165

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