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A Parallel between the Manners of its ancient
and modern Inhabitants, its Commerce,
W W IT H
The Descent of LouiS IX. at DAMIETTA.
JOINVILLE, AND ARABIAN AUTHORS.
PRINTED FOR G. G. J. AND J. ROBINSON,
THE great attention and labour bestowed
upon the present translation of these Letters, and the remarks which in the course of it have presented themselves, seem to require the following short account of what has been done.
Finding, on consulting a few of the quotations in the French, various errors had crept into the text, most of which, probably, and many, certainly, were errors of the press, it was thought necessary to refer to the original authors: those, therefore, who shall think proper to compare the translation with the French, will find many deviations in the quoted passages; but, if they shall please, further, to refer to the Latin, Greek, and Arabic writers, cited, it is presumed, they will find such deviations are not errors, but corrections. We mean not to affirm mistakes' may not still exist; though we scarcely can hope fufficient credit will Vol. I.