The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
Travel and Trade in the Indian Ocean by a Merchant of the First Century. Translated from the Greek and Annotated.New York: Longmans, Green, And Co., 1912 Stock Code: 143761
First edition, first printing, of this translation of "the first record of organized trading with the nations of the East, in vessels built and commanded by subjects of the Western World, comparable to the journals of Marco Polo and Columbus and Vespucci" (introduction).
Octavo. Original green buckram, titles in gilt to spine.
Monochrome in-text illustrations, folding colour map of the itinerary at rear.
Contemporary ink ownership of F. R. Barton to title page. A hint of wear to extremities, spine sunned, two small marks to front board, the binding otherwise firm, hinges cracked but holding, occasional light pencil mark, else internally fresh; a very good copy.
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