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Author Name    Robertson, William (1721-1793)

Title   An Historical Disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India; and the progress of trade with the country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope.

Binding   Leather bound,

Book Condition   cracked hinges. Needs a bookbinder's tender mercies. Occasional foxing.

Edition    First American edition from the Fifth London edit

Size   Octavo

Publisher    Philadelphia 1812.

Seller ID   1605

384 pp plus Index.

Large folding map at rear of book, missing one of two maps. The Disquisition was first published in 1791 and was his last work written before his death. Robertson was a member of the General Assembly. He was encouraged by his friend Edward Gibbons, based on his other historical works, to write a history of ancient India.

Price = 125.00 USD



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