The life & adventures of Sig. Gaudentio di Lucca
written by himself. 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. Copied from the original manuscript kept in St. Mark's library at Venice.
|Main Author:||Berington, Simon, 1680-1755.|
Norwich [Conn.] Printed and sold by John Trumbull, at his Printing-office a few rods west from the court house, M,DCC,XCVI.
First American ed.
First published 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.
Erroneously attributed to Bishop Berkeley. cf. Lowndes, Bibl. manual; also Halkett & Laing, Dict. of anon. and pseud. lit.
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