Adventures Africa Unknown Peoples Gaudentio de Lucca 1776 Utopia leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Adventures of Sig, Gaudentio de Lucca. Being the Substance of his Examination before the Fathers of the Inquisiton at Bologna in Italy. Giving an Account of an Unknown Country in the Deserts of Africa, the Origin and Antiquity of the People, Their Religion, Customs, and Laws.
Published 17776, London by T. Pridden.
245 pages. Text in English.
Period leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label. Front cover mostly detached, held only by binding cord.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 3/8" H x 4 3/8" W.
A utopian novel which was for many years attributed to Bishop Berkeley. The narrative relates a sojourn in the remote African community of Mezorania whose social system supposedly bears ancestral traces of that of the Ancient Egyptians. It is therefore sometimes described as an early Lost Race novel.