BERINGTON, Simon. The Adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca. Being the Substance of his Examination before the Fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: Giving an Account of an Unknown Country in the midst of the Deserts of Africa, The Origine and Antiquity of the People, their Religion, Customs, Polity, and Lawes. Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark’s Library at Venice: with critical notes on the learned Signor Rhedi, sometime keeper of the said Library: to which is prefixed a letter of the secretary of the Inquisition, shewing the Reasons of Signor Gaudentio’s being apprehended, and the Manner of it. The Second Edition. Faithfully Translated from the Italian.
London: Printed for W. Innys, R Manby and H. S. Cox, 1748 Contemporary calf, 8vo. xii,24,291pp. This imaginary voyage was written in English and not translated from the Italian, the first edition was published in 1737 under a slightly different title. Attributed to Simon Berington; and often erroneously attributed to Bishop George Berkeley. The boards slightly rubbed, the spine carefully rebacked in calf re-using the original leather label, a very nice copy in a contemporary binding.