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Rare Adventures in Ireland in 1619
Author: William Lithgow
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- William Lithgow, The totall discourse of the rare adventures & painefull peregrinations of long nineteene years travayles from Scotland to the most famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia and Affrica. 1606. Reprinted 1632.
- William Lithgow, Lithgow's nineteen years travels through the most eminent places in the habitable world: Containing an exact description of the customs, laws, religion, policies, and government of emperors, kings, and princes; also of the countries and cities, trades, rivers, and commerce in all places through which he travell'd. Also an account of the tortures he suffered under the Spanish Inquisition, by racking, and other inhumane usages, for his owning the Protestant religion. Together, with his miraculous deliverance from the cruelties of the papists, which far exceeded any of the heathen countries, herein largely described. Tenth edition. London: printed by J. Millet, for M. Wotton at the three Daggers in Fleet-street, G. Conyers in Little-Britain, and T. Passinger at the Three Bibles and Star on London-Bridge, 1692.
- William Lithgow, Travels and Voyages, though Europe, Asia, and Africa, for nineteen years. Containing An Account of the Religion, Government, Policy, Laws, Customs, Trade, &c. of the several countries through which the Author travelled; and a Description of Jerusalem, and many other remarkable places mentioned in Sacred and Profane History: Also A Narrative of the tortures he suffered in the Spanish Inquisition, and of his miraculous deliverance from those cruelties.
By William Lithgow. The Eleventh edition. Embellished with Copperplates, and illustrated with Notes from later Travellers. Edinburgh: Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochran. For J. Meuros, Bookseller, Kilmarnock. 1770.
- William Lithgow, The totall discourse of the rare adventures & painefull peregrinations of long nineteene years travayles from Scotland to the most famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia and Affrica. Glasgow, 1906.
- William Lithgow, Rare Adventures & Painful Peregrinations by William Lithgow, New York: Cosimo, Inc. 2005.
Other publications by William Lithgow
- James Maidment (ed.), The poetical remains of William Lithgow, the Scotish traveller. M.DC.XVIII.M.DC.LX. Now first collected. By William Lithgow. Edinburgh: Thomas George Stevenson 1863.
- William Lithgow, A most delectable and true discourse of an admired and painefnll [sic] peregrination from Scotland, to the most famous kingdomes in Europe, Asia and Affrica: With the particular descriptions (more exactly set downe then haue beene heretofore in English) of Italy, Sycilia, Dalmatia, Ilyria, Epire, Peloponensus, Macedonia, Thessalia, and the whole continent of Greece, Creta, Rhodes, the iles Cyclades ... and the chiefest couutries [sic] of Asia Minor. From thence, to Cyprus, Phaenicia, Syria ... and the sacred city Ierusalem, &c. London 1614. -- The second impression, correctrd [sic] and enlarged by the authour William Lithgoww. 1616. -- Newly imprinted, and exactly inlarged, by the author William Lithgow; with certaine rare relations of his second, and third trauels, London 1623.
- William Lithgow, The pilgrimes farewell, to his natiue countrey of Scotland: wherein is contained, in way of dialogue, the ioyes and miseries of peregrination. With his Lamentado in his second trauels, his Passionado on the Rhyne, diuerse other insertings, and farewels, to noble personages, and, the heremites welcome to his third pilgrimage, &c. Worthie to be seene and read of all gallant spirits, and pompe-expecting eyes. Edinburgh 1618.
- William Lithgow, Scotlands welcome to her native sonne, and soveraigne lord, King Charles: wherein is also contained, the maner of his coronation, and convocation of Parliament; the whole grievances, and abuses of the common-wealth of this kingdome, with diverse other relations, never heretofore published. Worthy to be by all the nobles and gentry perused; and to be layed vp in the hearts, and chests of the whole commouns, whose interests may best claime it, either in meane, or maner, from which their priuiledges, and fortunes are drawne, as from the loadstar of true direction. Edinburgh 1633.
- William Lithgow, A true and experimentall discourse, upon the beginning, proceeding, and victorious event of this last siege of Breda: With the antiquity and annexing of it, to the house of Nassaw, and the many alterations it hath suffered by armes, and armies, within these threescore yeares. Together with the prudent plots, projects, and policies of warre: the assailants and defendants matchlesse man-hood, in managing martiall affaires: the misery and manner of souldiers living, their pinching want, and fatall accidents: strange weapons and instruments used by both parties in severall conflicts. Lastly, their concluded articles, with circumstances and ordering of the siege and victory. Being pleasant to peruse, and profitable to observe. Written by him who was an eye witnesse of the siege. London 1637.
- William Lithgow, A briefe and summarie discourse upon that lamentable and dreadfull disaster at Dunglasse. Anno 1640. the penult of August: Collected from the soundest and best instructions, that time and place could certainly affoord, the serious enquirie of the painfull and industrious author. Edinburgh 1640.
- William Lithgow, The Present Surveigh of London and Englands State. Containing a topographicall Description of all the Particular Forts, Redoubts, Breast-works, and Trenches newly erected round about the Citie on both sides of the River, with the severall Fortifications thereof. And a perfect Relation of some fatall accidents, and other disasters, which fell out in the City and Countrey, during the Author's abode there. Intermingled with certaine severall Observations worthie of light and memorie. London 1643. Reprinted London 1810.
- William Lithgow, An Experimentall and Exact Relation upon that famous and renowned Siege of Newcastle: The diverse Conflicts and Occurances fell out there during the Time of ten weeks and odde dayes: and of that mightie and marveilous Storming thereof, with power, policie, and prudent plots of warre. Together with a succinct commentarie upon the Battell of Bawden Hill, and that victorious Battell of York or Marston Moor, never to be forgotten, by him who was an eye witness to the siege of newcastle, William Lithgow. Edinburgh 1645.
- William Lithgow, Scotland's Teares (for the death of King James VI), Manuscript in the Library of the Perth Society of Antiquaries, La. IV. 27.53 fols 114. [Poem is reproduced from "The Poetical Remains of William Lithgow, the Scotish traveller. M.DC.XVIII.M.DC.LX."] Electronically published, Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey 1992.
- Thomas Reid, Notes on the Life of William Lithgow, Traveller, in: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, April 10, 1911, 403419.
- Boies Penrose, Urbane travelers, 15911635. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; London: H. Milford; Oxford: Oxford University Press 1942.
- Clifford Edmund Bosworth, William Lithgow of Lanark's Travels in North Africa, 161516, in: Journal of Semitic Studies 23/2 (1978) 199215.
- Clifford Edmund Bosworth, William Lithgow of Lanark's Travels in Greece and Turkey, 160911, in: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Manchester, 65/2 (1983) 836.
- James Robert Burns, William Lithgow's Totall discourse of 1632 and late sixteenth and seventeenth century travel narratives. MPhil Thesis, University of Oxford, 1994.
- Clifford Edmund Bosworth, William Lithgow of Lanark's Travels in Hungary, Transylvania and Poland, 1616, in: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 375 (2004) 298312.
- Clifford Edmund Bosworth, An intrepid Scot: William Lithgow of Lanark's travels in the Ottoman lands, North Africa and Central Europe, 1609-21. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.
- Andrew Hadfield and John McVeagh (eds.), Strangers to that land: British perceptions of Ireland from the reformation to the famine. Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire 1994.
- Constantia Maxwell, The stranger in Ireland: from the reign of Elizabeth to the Great Famine (London 1954).
- John McVeagh (ed.), Irish Travel Writing. A Bibliography (Dublin 1996).
- C. J. Woods, Travellers' accounts as source material for Irish historians (Dublin 2009).
The edition used in the digital edition
- Travels and Voyages through Europe, Asia and Africa, for nineteen years [...]. William Lithgow Eleventh edition [xvii + 490 pages] Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochran for J. Meuros, Bookseller, KilmarnockEdinburgh (1770)
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