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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 801 pages of information about A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels.

Introduction to Conchology, for the Use of Travellers.  By T.E.  Bowdich.  Paris, 1821-2. 8vo.

8.  Instructions for Travellers.  By Dean Tucker. 1757. 4to.

9.  Essay to direct and extend the Enquiries of patriotic Travellers.  By Count Berchtold.—­The second volume contains a Catalogue of Travels in Europe; the first alone relates to the subject of the title. 2 vols. 8vo. 1789.

10.  Essay on the Study of Statistics; intended to assist the Enquiries of inexperienced Travellers.  By D. Boileau. 12mo. 1807.

11.  Fried.  J. Freyherr von Gunderode Gedanken uber Reisen.  Frankfort, 1781. 8vo.

12.  Apodenick, oder die kunst zu Reisen von Posselt.  Leipsic, 1795. 8vo.—­This is an excellent work.

13.  Uber den Worth und Nutzen der Fussreisen.  Hanover, 1805. 8vo.—­We notice this work, because it points out the superior advantages possessed by foot travellers, in exploring the natural beauties and natural history of a country.

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COLLECTIONS AND HISTORIES OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.

14.  The principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, made by Sea or Over-land, to the remote and farthest distant Quarters of the Earth.  By Richard Hakluyt, 3 vols. fol. 1598, 1599, 1600.—­This work is often incomplete; the completeness of it may be ascertained by its containing the voyage to Cadiz, which was suppressed by order of Queen Elizabeth, after the disgrace of the Earl of Essex.  The first volume of this collection contains Voyages to the North and North-east:  The True State of Iceland; The Defeat of the Spanish Armada:  The Victory at Cadiz, &c.  The second volume contains Voyages to the South and South-east Parts of the World:  and the third to North America, the West Indies, and round the World.  It has lately been republished.

15.  S. Purchas, his Pilgrims and Pilgrimages, 5 vols. folio, 1625-26.—­The first volume contains Voyages by the Ancient Circumnavigators of the Globe:  Voyages along the Coasts of Africa to the East-Indies, Japan, China, Philippines, and the Persian and Arabian Gulphs.  Vol. 2. contains Voyages and Relations of Africa, Ethiopia, Palestina, Arabia, Persia, Asia.  Vol. 3.  Tartary, China, Russia, North-west America, and the Polar Regions.  Vol. 4.  America and the West Indies.  Vol. 5.  Early History of the World; of the East Indies; Egypt; Barbary, &c. &c.

16.  A General Collection of Voyages and Travels.  Published by Astley. 4 vols. 4to. 1745.

17.  A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original MSS.; others now first published in English.  By Churchill. 6 vols. folio. 1732.

18.  Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca.  Harris’s Collection of Voyages and Travels, from Hakluyt, Purchas, Ramusio, &c.  The whole work revised and continued, by Dr. John Campbell. 2 vols. fol. 1744.

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