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HAKLUYT, Richard.:
PRINCIPALL NAVIGATIONS, VOIAGES and DISCOVERIES of the ENGLISH NATION, made by SEA or over LAND. To the most remote and farthest distant Quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1500 yeeres. (Principal)
Imprinted at London, by George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, Deputies to Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie,1589, 1500. Divided into three severall parts, according to the positions and the Regions whereunto they were directed. FIRST EDITION 1589. DEFECTIVE COPY LACKING THE FOLDING MAP AND 19 LEAVES, 8 REPLACED WITH FACSIMILES. Small folio bound in sixes, approximately 280 x 180 mm, 11 x 7 inches, pages: [8 of 16], 1--501, [502 - blank], 508-643, (12), 644-823, [10 of 12)], pictorial initials, marginal side notes, text printed in black letter and roman, pages 24-80 Travels of Mandeuil in Latin and another short chapter in Latin. The 12 unnumbered pages between 643 and 644 contain "THE FAMOUS VOYAGE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE INTO THE SOUTH SEA". Bound in brown full modern crushed morocco, gilt lettering to spine, gilt top edge, marbled endpapers. LACKING A TOTAL OF 38 PAGES: 16 prelim pages, pages 85/86, 95/96, 503/507, 792/793, 824/825 and 8 index pages, also lacking 2 blanks, (first 4 leaves and 4 Index leaves at rear supplied in facsimile on thick stock including title page) some misnumbering. The 12 unnumbered pages between 643 and 644 contain "THE FAMOUS VOYAGE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE INTO THE SOUTH SEA". 51 pages have repairs of various sizes mostly to margins and corners, sometimes affecting the running titles and page numbers, 6 of these have small loss to text, except page 823 which has the first words missing from 24 lines and the one original index page which is lacking the top line and most of the second on recto and verso and a few other wor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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