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  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Contemporary full speckled Cambridge style calf, rebacked. Very good.
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London: Dan Brown, 1704. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full speckled Cambridge style calf, rebacked. Very good.. XIV, 327, Appendix [A8, a4, B-Y8]. Folding Alphabet Table, and 15 plates, one folding. Lacks folding map. An early, formidable hoax, fictional travel account of, to contemporary Europeans intrigued by exotic exploits and travels, the Island of Formosa. -- the author pretending to be a native of the island. His inventions too were exotic, including a Formosan language among other imaginative accounts. The real author thought to be N.F.B. Rodes? who received a Jesuit education where he may have learned some background about Formosa. BRUNET Vol.IV, p.919. LOWNDES, 1989. Foxing, book seller label of Isseido, Tokyo; raised bands, gilt spine panels lettered and decorated in gilt.

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London, printed for Dan. Brown, a.o., 1704.Contemporary panelled calf (hinges splitting but holding). With engraved folding plate showing the 'Formosan Alphabet' (with tear), and 15 (of 16) engraved plates showing costumes, money, buildings, boats etc.(margin of folding plate of the funeral sl. dam.; plate 12 missing as often and map missing) XIV,(56),327,(9) pp.First edition. - One of the most fantastic literary forgeries of all times. Psalmanazar (N.F.B. de Rodes ?), a native from the south of France, led the life of an adventurer. Being instructed by Jesuit tutors in the history and geography of Japan he pretended to be a native of Japan, under influence of chaplain William Innes, to render the story more plausible, this was changed into being a native of Formosa. In London he attracted at once popular interest. Psalmanazar invented his own 'Formosan' language etc., and he wrote his fictitious narration. What was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from the accounts of Varenius and Candidius. Doubt ... Read more

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London: R. Davis, 1765. Second edition. Octavo in brown calf with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear; open gutter in front; strong binding; wobbly paper, age-toned; clean text; some stained pages at the end; pp. 307; author converted from Heatherism and became a Member of the Church of England; shelved in Case # 7; GP consignment. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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  • Edition: First Irish Edition
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Dublin: P. Wilson et. al., 1765. First Irish Edition. 8vo, pp. [ii],[ii], 234. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, couple of pieces of leather missing from the front and rear board, wear along spine, a very good tight copy. CBEL II, 135. Psalmanzar was an elaborate fake. Born in southern France, he, at an early age, developed a persona of a native of Formosa, speaking in an imaginery laguage and using this device made his way in the social, religious and intellectual circes of the time. With the help of his chaplain, William Innes, Psalmanzar translated the Church of England catechism into his imaginery language and worked an invitation to Christ Church, Oxford. In his later life he lived in Ironmonger Row and drank ale with Dr. Johnson. The autobiography outlines some of the ruse. See DNB (vol 46) for an extended write-up.

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London: R. Davis, et al., 1765. second edition; [iv], ii, 307 pp., frontis. portrait, contemporary full leather, binding worn, light damp stain to top edge, text age-toned, else good. Photos available upon request.

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  • Edition: First Edition
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London: printed for R. Davis, in Picadilly; J. Newbery, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; L. Davis and C. Reymers, in Holborn, 1764. First Edition . Contemporary Calf. Very Good. 8vo. 8vo., [2], ii, 364p. + frontispiece portrait, contemporary calf, armorial bookplate of HICKS to front pastedown, ownership signature of Lord Palmer [quite likely signature is cropped]. Published posthumously, Psalmanazar may have had Dr. Johnson's help in the composition of this work. ESTC T66823.

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London: printed for R. Davis, in Picadilly; J. Newbery, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; L. Davis and C. Reymers, in Holborn, 1765. Second Edition . Half Calf. Very Good. 8vo. 8vo., [2], ii, 307, [1]p. + frontispiece portrait, contemporary half calf, blind rule borders, paneled spine, red morocco label, marbled boards, front joint repaired, new front endpapers. Published posthumously, Psalmanazar may have had Dr. Johnson's help in the composition of this work. [Hill, Pacific Voyages, 243]. Roscoe, A429 (2); ESTC T136711.

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Book on Demand Ltd.. PAPERBACK. 5518814313 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1704]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give ... Read more

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