A Voyage to the East Indies: Containing an account of the Manners, Customs, &c. of the Natives, with a Geographical Description of the Country… with notes and illustrations by John Reinhold Forster… translated from the German by William Johnston.

  • Paulinus of St. Bartholomew
  • London: Printed by J. Davis... and sold by Vernor and Hood 1800
  • ESTC T95852.


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FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 8vo, pp. xii, 478, [2, ads] + 1 engraved plate. Contemporary half russia, marbled boards, spine divided by gilt rolls, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, the rest with central gilt tools. Lightly toned throughout. Boards rubbed, corners a touch worn, front joint just cracking slightly but strong. Small bookseller’s ticket (I.M. Richardson, Cornhill) to front pastedown.


The Austrian missionary Paulinus of St. Bartholomew (1748-1806), or Paolino da San Bartolomeo (or various other names), made several important contributions to Orientalist studies, among them the first grammar of Sanskrit printed in Europe. This more general account of his travels and residence in India between 1776 and 1789 was first published in Italian in 1796 and translated into German with notes in 1798, with that version is here translated into English.

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