Travels from England to India,
in the year 1789. By the way of the Tyrol, Venice, Scandaroon, Aleppo, and over the great desert to Bussora; with instructions for travellers; and an account of the experience of travelling, &c. London J. Carpenter, and Murray and Highly 1799
First edition, two volumes, pp.viii, 456, 25, folding map partially coloured; 419, [1, errata], 8, folding map partially coloured, folding postage chart. Bound in contemporary calf, re-backed. Corners worn. Shelf nos on spine. With bookplates of Sir John Francis Davis, and Bath Public Reference Library, and occasional discreet blind-stamps of the latter. A very good set. Presented to Bath Public Library by Mrs Miles, in memory of her late husband, Colonel Miles.
John Taylor's account of his voyage from England to India, overland through Europe, by sea to Syria, overland from Aleppo to Basra, and then by sea through the Gulf to India. The second volume comprises detailed instructions, with route lists, tables of distance, and exchange rates, among others, noted.