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A voyage to Sicily and Malta / written by Mr. John Dryden, Junior, when he accompanied Mr. Cecill in that expedition, in the years 1700 and 1701.

Author: Dryden, John, 1667-1701 [author].
Contributor(s): Bedford, W. K. Riland (William Kirkpatrick Riland), 1826-1905 [former owner].
Production / publication: London : Printed for J. Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLXXVI [ie 1776]Description: xii, 113, pages ; 18 cm (8vo).General note: Signatures: b⁴, B⁸-I¹. With a half-title.Ownership note: W.K.R. Bedford's bookplate and inscription inside front cover.Binding note: Quarter binding, vellum spine and corners.Subject(s): Malta -- Description and travel | Sicily (Italy) -- Description and travel
List(s) this item appears in: The islands of Malta, Gozo and Rhodes
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Library B2.22.1 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available Vellum spine

Museum of the Order of St John copy bound with Ady, Joseph. A brief description of the island of Malta. Malta: Paolo Bonavia, M.DCCC.LXXX.I. [i.e. 1881]. Museum of the Order of St John copy: thirteen leaves bound at the beginning of the volume, eleven blank, two inscribed [hand identified as Bedford's by card catalogue] ; two leaves inscribed in a different hand with epitaphs added at the end of the volume, one detached ; a stub inscribed "Here lies the poor old 75th, But under God's protection, They'll rise in kilt and hose, a glorious resurrection. For by the transforming powers of Parliamentary laws, They'll go to bed the 75th, And rise the ninety twas ; engraved in [unredable] Bastion" - possibly an inscription on a barrack in Malta [Gardyne, C.G. The History of the Gordon Highlanders]. Museum of the Order of St John copy: inventory number '290' pasted inside front cover.

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