TIMBERLAKE (HENRY)]  A True and Straunge Discourse of the Trauailes Of Two English Pilgrimes: What Admirable Accidents Befell Them in Their Iourney Towards Ierusalem, Gaza, Grand Cayro, Alexandria, and Other Places ... With a Perfect Description of the Old And New Ierusalem, And Scituation Of The Countries About Them
Lot 139
TIMBERLAKE (HENRY)] A True and Straunge Discourse of the Trauailes Of Two English Pilgrimes: What Admirable Accidents Befell Them in Their Iourney Towards Ierusalem, Gaza, Grand Cayro, Alexandria, and Other Places ... With a Perfect Description of the Old And New Ierusalem, And Scituation Of The Countries About Them
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[TIMBERLAKE (HENRY)]
A True and Straunge Discourse of the Trauailes Of Two English Pilgrimes: What Admirable Accidents Befell Them in Their Iourney Towards Ierusalem, Gaza, Grand Cayro, Alexandria, and Other Places ... With a Perfect Description of the Old And New Ierusalem, And Scituation Of The Countries About Them, 32 pages, small device on title, without initial blank, gutter margin of title restored, pages 29, 30 and 31 mispaginated, nineteenth century calf gilt by Riviere [cf. STC 24080; Röhricht 890; Tobler, p.89; no edition in Blackmer or Atabey], small 4to, Thomas Archer, 1608

Footnotes

  • AN UNRECORDED EDITION, and the first to name Timberlake as author (in advance of the 1609 edition).

    Timberlake was a merchant with interests in ships trading to Russia and the Levant. His own voyage of 1601 was made in the company of the Middlesborough merchant John Burrell. On reaching Jerusalem he proclaimed himself as English rather than Greek (as advised), and was gaoled for his pains. This account of his adventures ran to at least eight editions before 1641, and is noted for the quaint way in which the author attempts to describe Jerusalem in terms of the topography of London, with the result that Bethlehem is equated with Wandsworth.

    His later trading included investments in the Company of Merchant Adventurers, the East India Company and the first plantation of Bermuda.
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