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Lot 523

[ANON.]. Travels in South-Eastern Asia, Dublin, 1823, contemporary calf. With François-Auguste Chateaubriand's Atala (London, 1809). (2)

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[ANON.]. Travels in South-Eastern Asia, compiled from the most Authentic and Recent Sources. Dublin: Printed by J. Jones, 1823. 12mo (134 x 85mm). Woodcut frontispiece, woodcut illustration of an elephant on the title and of a kangaroo on the verso of A4 and full-page illustrations of an elephant hunt in Ceylon and a bird-catching spider, woodcut ornament at the end. Contemporary calf (joints split, spine torn). FIRST EDITION. The book, whose author is unknown, contains a fictionalised account of the travels of a Dubliner on board the British Ship 'Asia'. The introduction mentions a further volume, describing their travels in northern Asia, which was published in the same year, and a third book describing an account of their travels Russia in Asia. With François-Auguste Chateaubriand's Atala; ou les Amours de Deux Savages dans le Desert (London, chez Colburn, 1809, text in French, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, rubbed). (2)

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