Author: Radziwiłł Mikołaj Krzysztof , 1549 - 1616
Title: Ierosolymitana Peregrinatio Illvstrissimi Principis Nicolai Christophori Radzivili ... Primum a Thoma Tretero Custode Varmiensi ex Polonico sermone in Latinum translata. Nunc varie aucta, et correctius in lucem edita.
Title in English: The Journey into Jerusalem by the Great Nobleman Mikalojus Kristupas Radvila… First Translated from Polish into Latin by Thomas Treter, Canon of Warmia. Here Expanded, Corrected, and Brought into the Light of Day.
Published: Antverpiæ, 1614.
Format: In-2 (31 x 19.5 cm), engraved title, , 308,  pp, 5 full page engravings in text.
Binding: contemporary calf, aeg, centerpiece and spine gilt (some browning of paper, occasional spots, paste down at front with old inventory remarks, first fly leave with old entry in MS, and partly removed exlibris stamp).
The engraved title with an interesting ownership entry (?) of a L(eopold) J(oseph) Dekempis). Good copy of the second (and the first illustrated) edition of Prince Mikolaj Krzystof Radziwill (1549-1616) pilgrimage to the Holy land made in 1582-83. Uncommon. Estreicher XXVI, 90.
In 1582–1584, Grand Marshall of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Mikołaj Krzysztof Radziwiłł the Orphan (1549–1616) travelled around Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Cyprus, and Crete. He wrote the book The Journey into Jerusalem, which was illustrated with engravings by Thomas Makowski (1575–1630) and published in Braunsberg in 1601. His eloquent description of the everyday life, customs, laws, and nature of the foreign lands made the book very popular; in the 17th -18th centuries it was reprinted 7 times in Polish, 4 times in Latin, and 2 times in German. This is the second edition.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 257.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 256-259; "Theatrum libri: Book Printing, Reading and Dissemination in Early Modern Europe", Martynas Mažvydas, National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, 2022, p. 126, link to the internet https://journals.lnb.lt/dokumentinio-paveldo-tyrimai/article/view/798/773.
Exhibitions: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books", September 3, 2018 – October 21, 2018.