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1 Blunt, Wilfrid Pietro's Pilgrimage - A Journey to India and Back at the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century
London James Barrie 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Gilt title on green cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear but with bumping to corner tips. Internally there is age darkening to endpapers else clean, tight and unmarked. 29 illustrations and 1 map. The account of the travels of the Roman Patrician Pietro Della Valle from 1614-1626, in which he visited Constantinople, Cairo (and found a mummy), Jerusalem, Damascus, Aleppo and Baghdad, explored Ctesiphon and Babylon, spent seven years in Persia during the reign of Shah Abbas, whom he knew personally, and visited parts of India reached by few travellers of his day. A fascinating account of one of the few travellers of his age. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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