London, 1832. viii,333,pp. 20th-century three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Later bookplate on front pastedown, minor foxing. Very good. Second edition. The Frank Cutter Deering copy of this scarce account of the adventures of the famous 15th and 16th-century Italian explorer. Written by Richard Biddle, this memoir was a major source and inspiration for susequent interest in Cabot. Biddle stressed the achievements and pre-eminence of Sebastian over his father, John, and also discusses those of Cortereal, Columbus, Verrazano, Frobisher, and Hudson. HOWES B430. SABIN 5248. WINSHIP 261. GOODSPEED 172:478. FIELD AUCTION 159. (Inventory #: WRCAM50934)
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