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HAKLUYT, Richard (1552-1616)
The Principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation, made by Sea or overland, to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeres
London: George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, 1600. Three volumes bound in two, small folio. (10 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches). [24],620;[16],312,204;[16],868pp. Eighteenth-century russia, covers bordered with a gilt fillet, spine with raised bands, morocco lettering pieces in the second, third and fourth compartments, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, rebacked with the original spine neatly laid down, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Napier (early signature on title); Lancelot Holland (19th century armorial bookplate); Markree Library (book label) The greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigations to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and a primary source for early New World exploration. The second edition, greatly expanded from the single-volume original version of Hakluyt's voyages, with the 1599 titlepage, and with the suppressed leaves relating the voyage to Cadiz from the 1720 reprint. Titlepage of volume two reads "Hackluyt" and "1599" with line 7 reading "these 1600.yeres." This second edition is an entirely different book from the initial 1589 compilation, more than doubling it in content. "This [second edition] was indeed Hakluyt's monumental masterpiece ... Much that was new and important was included: the travels of Newbery and Fitch, Lancaster's first voyage, the new achievements in the Spanish Main, and particularly Raleigh's tropical adventures ... The book must always remain a great work of history, and a great sourcebook of geography, while the accounts themselves constitute a body of narrat … [Click Below for Full Description]
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