The life & adventures of Sig.
Gaudentio de Lucca [pseud.]:
written by himself. ... Copied from the original manuscript kept in St. Mark's library at Venice.
|Main Author:||Berington, Simon, 1680-1755.|
|Related Names:||Trumbull, John. , Berkeley, George 1685-1753, supposed author.|
Norwich [Conn.] Printed and sold by John Trumbull, at his Printing-office a few rods west from the court house, 1796.
First American ed.
Connecticut. > Norwich. > 1796.
First published in English under title: The memoirs of Sigr Gaudentio di Lucca; taken from his confession and examination before the fathers of the Inquisition ... London, 1737. cf. Brit. mus. Catalogue. Also published under title: The adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca.
Erroneously attributed to Bishop Berkeley. cf. Lowndes, Bibl. manual; also Halkett & Laing, Dict. of anon. and pseud. lit.
"Giving an account of a country in the midst of the vast desarts of Africa, being unknown to any person except Sig. Gaudentio, and its inhabitants, altho' as ancient, populous, and civilized, as the Chinese. With a particular account of their antiquity, origin, religion, customs, policy, &c.--the manner how they got first over those vast desarts,--and their method of travelling. Interspersed with several most surprizing and curious incidents.": On title page.
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