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The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt. Political, Commercial, and Philosophical; Together with his Letters and Poems... to Which is Prefix’d a New Account of his Life
Lon., 1751.. b/w frontispieces. In the 130-odd years that elapsed between Raleigh’s execution and this publication, the first collection of his works, Raleigh’s reputation had risen considerably. This edition features a laudatory biography, “Orders to Commanders of the Fleet” from his second Eldorado expedition, discourses on the wars with Spain and the Netherlands, “A Discourse of the Invention of Ships, Compass, Anchors, &c.” “Observations Concerning the Royal Navy,” “Voyage for the Discovery of Guiana” and two other essays concerning that voyage, as well as poems, letters and essays on other subjects. Two volumes bound in attractive 19th century full polished calf with gilt spine decorations and labels.
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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