Travels of Leo of Rozmital 1465-1467


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Travels of Leo of Rozmital 1465-1467

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LETTS, Malcolm (Translated & Edited by.)   ~   The Travels of Leo of Rozmital through Germany, Flanders, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy 1465-1467. Cambridge:  Published for The Hakluyt Society at the University Press. 1957

Hakluyt Society, Second Series. No CVIII. Issued for 1955. 8vo [218 x 140 mm]; Pp. xv, [1], 196. Frontis. (Rozmital’s Coat of Arms), 4 ‘glossy’ plates and 2 folding Maps (Showing Rozmital's Travels in Germany, Flanders, England, France and Italy, & Spain Portugal and Italy).   Publishers blue cloth with blind stamped ruling and decoration. Gilt ship device to upper and lower boards and gilt  lettering to spine. Spine very slightly darkened. Light rubbing to corners, spine ends,  and along spine edges. Faint signs of label removed from bottom of spine. Front free endpaper shows signs of removed labels, with small part of label remaining at top and bottom edges. Half title page with small University embossed stamp to bottom edge  One map with crease along fore-edge, otherwise in clean and sound condition. No signatures or inscriptions.

A Description, by two scribes, of Western Europe in the fifteenth century. There were two records of the travels of Leo of Rozmital, one written in Czech by Schascko, or Schaseck, who seems to have been Rozmital's armour-bearer or squire. The other was written in German by the Nuremberger, Gabriel Tetzel. His account is still preserved at Munich (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). It follows a description of Rome (1452) by Nicolaus Muffel, a kinsman of Tetzel.   (Preface)

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