Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in several Parts of the World. Intermix'd with the Story of Mrs. Villars, an English Lady, with whom he made his surprising Escape from Barbary. The History of an Italian captive and the Life of Don Pedro Aquilio, &c.... To which is added, The Voyage, Shipwreck, and miracolous Preservation of Richard Castelman, Gent. With a Description of the City of Philadelphia, and the Country of Pensylvania. The fourth Edition.

London, Watts, 1752. Contemp. full calf. Richly gilt spine. light wear at spine-ends. Covers with gilt lineborders. Titlelabel gone. Title-page in red and black. A repair to upper part of title-page with some reconstruction of the letters in "Voyages". (10),336 pp., 2 woodengraved vignettes.

"Boyle's narrative is probably fictitious, but that of Castelman bears marks of authenticity. The latter's visit to Philadelphia took place in 1710. Boyle's voyages have often been reprinted; but Castelman's relation is only to be found in the early editions. The work has been attributed to Benj. Victor; also to Daniel Defoe." (Sabin).
Sabin, 12553 (but not this edition which comprises Castelman's account with its own title-page).

Order-nr.: 55183

DKK 4.500,00