HAKLUYT SOCIETY (publishers).  Works issued by the Hakluyt Society. London: for the Hakluyt Society, 1847-1958.
Lot 17
HAKLUYT SOCIETY (publishers).
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society. London: for the Hakluyt Society, 1847-1958.
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
HAKLUYT SOCIETY (publishers).
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society. London: for the Hakluyt Society, 1847-1958. 210 volumes in 212, comprising a complete run of the First series volumes 1-100, and second series, part 1, vols. 1-110, 8vo, (220 x 150 mm). Illustrations, original green and blue cloth, spines gilt, with gilt stamped motif of the ship "Victoria" on the upper covers, some spines and covers repaired, library marks on spine.
Provenance: The Western Reserve Historical Society Library (bookplates).

A primary reference work on the history of Travel and Exploration. This is a complete run of the first series and the first part of the second series, from 1847 to 1956 of the publications of the Hakluyt Society. Founded in 1846 in London the aim of the Hakluyt Society is to advance knowledge and education by the publishing of original accounts of voyages and travels. For 170 years the society has published an annual or bi-annual volume of original accounts of such voyages. It still thrives today, a strange, but delightful anachronism, in a society powered by computers. Full complete sets of the publication are only held in institutional libraries, and this is the largest run to have appeared at auction in over 40 years.
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