HAKLUYT (RICHARD) The Principal Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation], 3 vol. in 2, 1599-1600
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HAKLUYT (RICHARD) The Principal Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation], 3 vol. in 2, 1599-1600
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[HAKLUYT (RICHARD)
The Principal Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation], 3 vol. in 2, second edition, non-uniform set, black and letter, lacks title and the suppressed "Cadiz" pages (607-619) in volume one, 2 leaves (3R4 & 6) of volume 2 defective, title of third volume slightly scuffed with loss of several letters, without the engraved map ("only occasionally found... not issued with all copies" according to Pforzheimer), volumes 1-2 in contemporary calf, volume 3 later reverse calf, both worn with covers detached [STC 12626; Alden & Landis, 594/42; Hill 744; Pforzheimer 443; Sabin 29595; cf. PMM 105], folio, [George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, 1599]-1600

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  • "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 was greatly enlarged, the third volume being devoted to the Americas.
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