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Exceptional copy with both supplements

Shaw, Thomas Travels or observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant. [bound with] A supplement to a book entituled travels, or observations, &c. Wherein some objections, lately made against it, are fully considered and answered: with several additional remarks and dissertations [and] A further vindication of the book of travels and the supplement to it, in a letter to the right reverend Robert Clayton D.D. Lord Bishop of Clogher. Oxford Printed at the Theatre 1738-46-47
First editions. Three parts bound in one, folio, pp.[vii], [i, blank], xv, [i, errata], 442, [ii], 60, [8, index]; [ii], xvi, 112; 6; with 23 plates (3 folding) and 11 maps (6 folding). Title printed in red and black, numerous vignettes. A very good copy attractively rebound in calf, raised bands, spine decorated gilt in compartment, gilt blindstamp decoration on boards. Spine edges rubbed. Discreet ownership stamps of Revd A.J. Suckling on first two leaves.
Blackmer 1533-34; Hamilton, Europe and the Arab World, 40.

According to Blackmer 'this supplement to Shaw's 'Travels'... appeared in response to adverse criticism. This copy also has the scarce "A further vindication of the book of travels".