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Purchas his Pilgrimes: in Five Bookes [The First Part, chapters 1-17, bound with The Tenth Booke, from The Fourth Part, chapters 1-17]
London: Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625. Hardcover. Fair. "The first, contayning the voyages and peregrinations made by ancient kings: the second, a description of all the circum-navigations of the globe: the third, navigations and voyages of English-men: the fourth, English voyages beyond the East Indies: the fifth, navigations, voyages, traffiques, discoveries." The First Part, chapters 1-17, bound with The Tenth Booke, from The Fourth Part, chapters 1-17: [32], 186, [8], 1671-1860 p.: tables, in-text illustrations; 33 cm. Signatures: [backwards P]6 a6 A-Q6 R-S4 8a-8q6 (folio). Contemporary calf with remnant of handwritten spine label. Loose maroon cloth wrapped around the volume with "Purchas His Pilgrimes 1625" gilt-tooled over the spine. Housed in a box covered in the same material with the same title on a worn leather label on the spine. STC (2nd ed.), 20509; Sabin, 66683-6. Woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. There are blank spaces on the pages where the maps were to be included in the First Part, but the engraved illustrations of the Hebrew and other alphabets are present. Includes the extensive sections on languages and alphabets. Also contains descriptions of Japan by Arthur Hatch, and of India by Caesar Fredericke; several accounts of the Kingdom of Ormus; a report of the Amboyna massacre; Jacob Wilkins' account of the taking of the town of Salvador on the Bay of All Saints in Brazil; and travel accounts by Antonio Galvano, Nicolas Trigautius, Gasparo Balbi, Ralph Fitch, Nicola Pimenta, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Robert Shirley, Thomas Coryates, William Lithgow, and Arnold Browne. In Fair Condition: boards are detached but present; lacking much of leather over spine; lacking added engraved title page and pp. 1669-70; first leaves and final leaf are detached, with loss along gutter edge and to a lesser extent to the upper and fore-edges; old dampstaining; a few pencilled marginal notes.
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