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[PHILIPPINES] DRAPER, Sir WILLIAM. Col.. Draper's answer to the Spanish Arguments, claiming the Galeon, and refusing payment of the ransom bills, for preserving Manila from pillage and destruction; in a letter addressed to the Earl of Halifax. London, J. Dodsley, 1764.

Scare first edition of this document relating to the British occupation of Manila during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1762-3, and an interesting case of international law.
$2,250


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The Most Influential Travel Book Of All Time


POLO, Marco. Delle merauiglie del mondo. per lui vedute. Del costume di varij paesi, & dello stranio viuer di quelli. Della descrittione de diuersi animali. Del trouar dell'oro, & dell'argento. Venice, Ghirardo & Iseppo Imberti, 1626.

Rare Italian-language edition of Marco Polo's 'Il Milione' -"the most widely rea" version of this classic travelogue.
$12,500


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A Non-Jesuit Relation


[FERMANEL DE FAVERY, Luc]. Relation des Missions des Evesques Fran's aux Royaumes de Siam, de la Cochinchine, de Camboye, & du Tonkin, &c. Divise' en quarter parties.. Paris, Pierre le Petit, 1674.

Rare first edition of this account of the state of Christianity in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam by rivals of the Jesuits.
$1,850


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