1776 Thomas Coryat Crudities English Voyages Illustrated DRAGONS Unicorns Levant

CORYATE, Thomas

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Thomas Coryat was an early 17th-century English explorer who began a voyage throughout Europe and Asia. This extensive journey inspired his work ‘Coryat’s Crudities’ which provided a through and detailed view of various European countries – Germany, France, Italy – as well as the Levant. This work is notable for being responsible for introducing the fork to England as a means of meal ware as well as establishing the legend of William Tell.

 

This charming three-volume edition was published in 1776 based on the original 1611 printing. It includes seven plates as well as woodcut illustrations, some quite bizarre – dragons and unicorns! It is also remembered for its inclusion of poetic verses mocking other notable authors of the day including Farnaby, Donne, and Samuel Page.

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1776 Thomas Coryat Crudities English Voyages Illustrated DRAGONS Unicorns Levant

 

Thomas Coryat was an early 17th-century English explorer who began a voyage throughout Europe and Asia. This extensive journey inspired his work ‘Coryat’s Crudities’ which provided a through and detailed view of various European countries – Germany, France, Italy – as well as the Levant. This work is notable for being responsible for introducing the fork to England as a means of meal ware as well as establishing the legend of William Tell.

 

This charming three-volume edition was published in 1776 based on the original 1611 printing. It includes seven plates as well as woodcut illustrations, some quite bizarre – dragons and unicorns! It is also remembered for its inclusion of poetic verses mocking other notable authors of the day including Farnaby, Donne, and Samuel Page.

 

Item number: #7918

Price: $1750

 

CORYATE, Thomas

 

Coryat’s crudities: reprinted from the edition of 1611: to which are now added, his letters from India, &c. and extracts relating to him, from various authors: being a more particular account of his travels (mostly on foot) in different parts of the globe, than any hitherto published: together with his orations, character, death, &c.: with copper-plates: in three volumes.

 

London: Printed for W. Cater, Samuel Hayes, J. Wilkie, and E. Easton, 1776.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • I – [208], 304
    • II – [4], 484
    • III – [4], 91; [132], [106], [82], [44]
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate
    • Spains Hall, Finchingfield Essex.
      • Spains Hall is an Elizabethan country house near Finchingfield in Essex.
      • The hall is named after Hervey de Ispania, who held the manor at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. Since then, the land had been continuously owned and occupied by three families – the de Ispania family, the Kempe family, who acquired it when Margery de Ispania married Nicholas Kempe in the early fifteenth century, and the Ruggles family (later the Ruggles-Brise family).
      • After the Kempe line ended, the house was bought in 1760 by Samuel Ruggles, a clothier from Bocking. His descendants, the Ruggles-Brise family, lived in the house until recently. Recent occupants include Sir Edward Ruggles-Brise, 1st Baronet (1882–1942), and his son, Sir John Ruggles-Brise, 2nd Baronet (1908–2007). In January 2019, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver purchased the hall.
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13.5cm)
    • Very rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at over $2500

 

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7918

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

CORYATE, Thomas

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete