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OVINGTON, John (1653--1731)
A voyage to Suratt, in the year, 1689. Giving a large account of that city, and its inhabitants, and of the English factory there. Likewise a description of Madeira, St. Jago, Annobon, Cabenda, and Malemba (upon the coast of Africa) St. Helena, Johanna, Bombay, the city of Muscatt, and its inhabitants in Arabia Felix, Mocha, and other maritine [sic] towns upon the Red-Sea, the Cape of Good Hope, and the island Ascention. To which is addded [sic] an appendix, containing I. The history of a late revolution in the Kingdom of Golconda. II. A description of the Kingdoms of Arracan and Pegu. III. An account of the coins of the Kingdoms of India, Persia, Golconda, &c. IV. Observations concerning the silk-worms. By J. Ovington, ...
London: printed for Jacob Tonson, 1696.
[xvi], 606, [2] p., [2] fold. pl., [1] fold. table ; 18.6 cm. (8º)

Leaf A4 incorrectly signed I4; P3, 2C3, 2E3, 2O1 incorrectly signed P2, C3, 2E5, O1, respectively. 2Q8 is absent. 'An Appendix' has separate dated title-page; pagination and register are continuous. Errata: p. [xvi]. Pages 384 and 405 incorrectly numbered 324 and 40 respectively. Ovington was an English clergyman who went into exile at the same time as James II. He did not travel much beyond Surat and Bombay in person but drew on other sources in the compilation of his account. Wing O701; ESTC r26896.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the folded table. Bought from Thomas Boone for 2s. 6d., 13 May 1807. (Spiers Box). Illegible inscriptions in ink on title-page and caption title.

Binding C17 calf, blind-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label

Reference Number 297


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