The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, & Discoveries of the English Nation. Edited by Edmund Goldsmid.
Tall 8vo. 16 volumes in 17, set. First edition thus. Fourth edition overall. This edition based upon the Second Edition (1598-1600). Original red cloth, gilt. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Numerous maps and illustrations, some folding. Most spines uniformly faded. A little wear to the spine ends and corner tips. A few corners gently pushed. Some dust-soiling to the boards. Most endpapers foxed but other contents clean. Steel engraved armourial bookplate of Thomas Gair Ashton to each front pastedown and the small ink stamp of a Liverpool bookseller. Near fine.
The editor has, ‘grouped together those voyages which relate to the same parts of the globe, instead of adopting the somewhat haphazard arrangement of the original edition.’ Thus: Northern Europe; North-Eastern Europe, and adjacent countries, part I Tartary, parts II & III The Muscovy Company and the North-East Passage; Central and Southern Europe; Madeira and the Canaries; Ancient Asia, Africa, & c.; England’s naval exploits against Spain; Asia (3 parts); Africa; America (4 parts in 5 volumes); West Indies; Voyages of Circumnavigation (2 parts); Miscellaneous; Index. The first handy edition of Hakluyt, benefiting from the scholarship of the editor and many new maps and illustrations, but still very uncommon especially in this condition.
Author Hakluyt, Richard
Publisher Edinburgh, E. & G. Goldsmid
Offered by Anthony Smith Books