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Hakluyt, Richard
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. [24],620; [16],312,204; [16],868pp. Folio. 18th-century calf, rebacked with original spines neatly laid down. Slight edge wear. Two older bookplates on each front pastedown. Two unobtrusive early ownership signatures on titlepage of first volume. Very good. 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. The titlepage of the second volume 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 Ralegh'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 narrative literature which is of the highest value in understanding the spirit of the tendencies of the Tudor age" - Penrose. "It is difficult to overrate the importance and value of this extraordinary collection of voyages" - Sabin. "...An invaluable treasure of nautical information which has affixed to Hakluyt's name a brilliancy of reputation which time can never efface or obscure" - Church. Hakluyt's c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [US]

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