Hakylut's Collection Of The Early Voyages, Travels And Discoveries Of The English Nation
by Haklyut, Richard
London: R.H. Evans et al., 1812. New Edition. leather_bound. Contemporary calf paneled in gilt and blind in leather reback, red leather spine labels. 5 vols. Very good. Limited edition, one of 75 large-paper copies on "Imperial Paper" -- considered the best and most complete edition. "An accurate reprint of the best folio [edition of 1599-1600] with the addition of those voyages which were published in the first edition, and omitted in the second. It likewise has a supplement containing all the voyages and travels printed by Hakluyt, or at his suggestion, which forms the latter part of the fourth, and the whole of the fifth volume" PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 105. "Although Hakluyt himself never travelled farther than France he inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in the Elizabethan maritime expansion. He met many of the great navigators -- Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others..." HILL p.132; LOWNDES II,p.972; SABIN 29599. Moderate wear to cover extremities, two bookplates inside front covers. (Inventory #: 21021)
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