Written in Italian by Iohn-Thomas Minadoi, and translated into English by Abraham Hartvvell. Containing the description of all such matters, as pertaine to the religion, to the forces to the gouernement, and to the countries of the kingdome of the Persians. Together with the argument of euery booke, & a new geographicall mappe of all those territories. A table contayning a declaration aswell of diuerse new and barbarous names and termes vsed in this history, as also how they were called in auncient times. And last of all, a letter of the authors, wherein is discoursed, what cittie it was in the old time, which is now called Tauris, and is so often mentioned in this history.
Presented by Dr. Takey Crist. Binding: 1/4 calf with salmon paper covered boards. The paper is of a later date than original calf. Shelf label--Lower left corner front inside board. Gilt lettering and decorations on spine. All edges stained red.
Gift of Herbert L. and Taffy Bodman. Bookplates "De la biblioteque de Messire Bernard de Noblet Cheualier Comte de Chenelette Lieutenant des Mareschaux de France" and "Ex libris G.J. Arvanitidi, Byzantini"--Front pastedown. Binding: Bound in full polished calf with double gilt fillet borders on upper and lower covers; gilt tooling on spine; red title label with gilt lettering in second compartment of spine; raised bands; all edges sprinkled in red.