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SIR ANTHONY, SIR ROBERT,& 'SIR THOMAS

SHERLEY,

IN PERSIA, RUSSIA, TURKEY, SPAIN, ETC.

WITH PORTRAITS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HURST, ROBINSON, & CO.

90, CHEAPSIDE, & 8, PALL MALL;

AND A. CONSTABLE & Co. EDINBURGH.

1825.

LONDON:

Printed by D. S. Maurice, Fenchurch Street.

PREFACE.

The biography of Sir Anthony and Sir Robert Sherley being scattered over many different volumes, some in manuscript, and some in print, their travels and adventures are, in general, little known, and have, in consequence, sometimes, been confounded together. But the little that was known of adventures so novel and so extraordinary, having at different times excited a desire for more accurate and detailed information, a late publisher determined to collect whatever could be discovered relating to them. For this purpose all accessible sources of information have been explored, and the various particulars collected are now brought together. For the most part, the several portions extracted from different works are given in the words of the authors; and, although necessarily exhibiting various styles of composition, it is hoped they will be fonsidered as forming an entertaining whole.

Notwithstanding the accounts now extant of the Travels of Sir Thomas Sherley are of a much less•stfjkiagi: kind 'thar those of his younger brethren, it was thought that this small volume would be rendered more complete, by adding so much of them as could be obtained; which has, accordingly, been done.

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