Historical researches on the wars and sports of the Mongols and Romans : in which elephants and wild beasts were employed or slain. And the remarkable local agreement of history with the remains of such animals found in Europe and Siberia. Containing life of Genghis Khan, his unparalleled conquests.--Life of the Grand Khan Kublai: Life of Tamerlane: their Battles; splendid Courts; and Grand Hunting Expeditions.--Siberia described in Summer; Mongol sovereigns; Invasions from China and Bangalla; Battles; Rich tombs.--Conquest of Russia by a grandson of Genghis Khan.--Fisheries of the walrus, called Mammoth by Siberians: Errors arising therefrom.--Roman wars and sports with elephants and wild beasts.--History of Roman Britain, ending A.D. 427: York the head quarters of the Roman Empire for three years.--British Emperors; powerful fleet.--Mines; Wealth; Amphitheatres.--Conquest of Gaul and Spain by the British Emperor Maximus. With a map and ten plates / By John Ranking, resident upwards of twenty years in Hindoostan and Russia.

  • London : Printed for the author and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-Row. Kingbury, Parbury, and Allen, Leadenhall-Street. And G. Lawford, Savile-Place, Conduit-Street M.DCCC.XXVI. [1826]
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xvi, 516 p : ill. (plates, fold. maps) ; 30 cm (4°)
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  • Transferred to Lambeth Palace Library from Sion College, 1996.
  • Given to Sion College Library by the Stationers' Company, with manuscript initials on original front pastedown: "St."; former shelfmark on front pastedown.
  • Bound in 20th century blue buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; deckled edges.
  • Stationers' Company (London, England) [donor]
  • "List of books referred to" on page 511-515.
  • Includes lithographic plates.
  • Errata on page 516.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Biography
  • Illustrated
  • English

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