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Author Benyowsky, Maurice Auguste, comte de, 1746-1786.
Title Memoirs and travels of Mauritius Augustus Count de Benyowsky, Magnate of the Kingdom of Hungary and Poland, one of the chiefs of the Confederation of Poland &c., &c. : consisting of his military operations in Poland, his exile into Kamchatka, his escape and voyage from that peninsula through the northern Pacific Ocean, touching at Japan and Formosa, to Canton in China : with an account of the French settlement he was appointed to form upon the island of Madagascar / written by himself ; translated from the original manuscript.
Publication Info. London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row, M,DCC,XC. [1790]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Large  Z-L B4676 M3  v.1    IN LIBRARY
 Rare Books Large  Z-L B4676 M3  v.2    IN LIBRARY
Description 2 vol. (12, [2], xxxiii, [1], 422 [i.e. 424], [1] p. (last p. blank), [14] leaves of plates; ([4], 399, [1] p. (last p. blank), [15] leaves of plates) : ill., maps, plans, port. ; 26 cm. (4⁰)
Note "In two volumes."
Translation of Mémoires et voyages de Maurice Auguste, comte de Benyowsky, by William Nicholson, who signed the Editor's preface (p. [i]-xvii in v. 1).
"A reissue of the edition of 1789 with cancel titlepages"--ESTC.
Engraved portrait as title vignette in v. 1. See p. xxxii, v. 1 "Concerning the portrait in the title page".
"Directions to the binder" (p. [423], v. 1) states: The plates are numbered from I to XXIX, but the numbers III, IV, XII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV are wanting.
Preface signed: W. Nicholson; dated Dec. 7, 1789.
Indexed In: ESTC T101304
Note Author's portrait by Heath on t.p., v. 1. Some plates have statement: "Publish'd as the act directs Nov[embe]r 12th 1789"; some have December 1st 1789, by G. Robinson and Partners, or G. Robinson and Co.; plate XVI: "Surveyed and drawn by Rosieres, officer acting as engineer".
Signatures, v. 1: [a]-f⁴ B-3H⁴; v. 2: [A]² B-3E⁴.
Pagination error: p. 253 and 255 in v. 2 misnumbered as 553, 525, respectively. ZNS
Library set imperfect, lacking t.p., and all before p. [5] in v. 1 and plate XVIII ( v. 2) lacking; a typescript substitute t.p. in v. 1; autograph signature in black in the margin: John R. Bertha [1801?]. Notice by the Trustees on front paste-down, v. 1-2. Plates are bound at the end of each volume. Binding: full calf; raised bands, tooling and lettering in gold on spine; red lettering-piece. Listed in 1791 catalogue, p. 83, 8⁰ [error]; 1793 catalogue, p. 27, No. 445, 8⁰ [error]; in the First ledger as Benyosky Trav. Borrowed by Catharine Bradford (volume not specified) on February 27th, 1792 and returned on March 5th. ZNS
Subject Poland -- History -- Partition period, 1763-1796 -- Early works to 1800.
Benyowsky, Maurice Auguste, comte de, 1746-1786 -- Exile.
Benyowsky, Maurice Auguste, comte de, 1746-1786 -- Travel.
Siberia (Russia) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Siberia (Russia) -- Exiles -- 18th century.
Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Madagascar -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Madagascar -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Madagascar -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Genre or Form Engravings -- England -- London -- 1790.
Pagination errors (Printing) -- England -- London -- 1790.
Composition errors (Printing) -- England -- London -- 1790.
Maps -- England -- London -- 1789-1790.
Maps -- Madagascar -- 1789-1790.
Binders' instructions (Binding) -- England -- London -- 1790.
Travel literature -- 1790.
Contemporary bindings (Binding) -- 1790. ZNS
Lettering-pieces (Binding) -- 1790. ZNS
Autographs (Provenance) -- 1801. ZNS
Added Author G. G. J. and J. Robinson (Paternoster-Row, London, England), bookseller.
Rosières, engineer, fl. 1789.
Nicholson, William, 1753-1815, translator.
Bradford, Catharine, 1742-1822, reader. ZNS
Bertha, John R., signer. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1791. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1793. ZNS
New York Society Library. Trustees. Notice. ZNS
New York Society Library. Charging ledger. 1789-1792. ZNS
City Readers: Digital Historic Collections (New York Society Library)
Added Title Mémoires et voyages de Maurice Aug.e, comte de Benyowsky. English
Memoirs and travels of Benyowsky
Running Title Memoirs and travels of Count de Benyowsky
Note Binder's title: Benyowsky's Travels ZNS