HAKLUYT (RICHARD) The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, Made by Sea or Over-land, to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarter of the Earth, at Any Time within the Compasse of these 1600 Yeeres, 3 vol. in 2
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HAKLUYT (RICHARD) The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, Made by Sea or Over-land, to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarter of the Earth, at Any Time within the Compasse of these 1600 Yeeres, 3 vol. in 2
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,739) inc. premium

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HAKLUYT (RICHARD)
The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, Made by Sea or Over-land, to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarter of the Earth, at Any Time within the Compasse of these 1600 Yeeres, 3 vol. in 2, second edition, second issue title of volume one (dated 1599), woodcut capitals, head- and tail-pieces, without the map ("only occasionally found... not issued with all copies" according to Pforzheimer), and suppressed "Voyage to Cadiz" pages, title to volume one cut to size laid down, minor wormtrails or single wormholes to foremargin of *3-2Gvi in volume one, and most leaves after 3Rvi in volume 3 (touching letters in sidenotes on approximately 60 leaves), rusthole to 2Ri in volume one, upper fore-corner of 2Bii torn away with slight loss of text, approximately 10 leaves of volume 3 shaved touching neatline in upper margin (and headline of 2), occasional light dampstaining, ownership inscriptions of John Mounsell (dated between 1631 1636) on title of volume three and in several other places, with some ink annotations and underlinings throughout (particularly volume 3), early eighteenth century calf, rebacked [STC 12626; Alden & Landis, 594/42; Hill 744; Pforzheimer 443; Sabin 29595; cf. PMM 105], folio (280 x 180mm.), George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, 1599-1600

Footnotes

  • "This enormous work... is the most complete collection of voyages and discoveries, by land as well as by sea, and of the nautical achievements of the Elizabethans" (PMM). First published in 1589, this edition is greatly enlarged, the third volume being devoted to the Americas. See illustration overleaf.
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