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Book Description

12 vols. tall 8vo. lxxx, 355, [1]; xiv, 487, [1]; xviii, 485, [1]; xviii, 457, [1]; xviii, 512; xviii, 527, [1]; xviii, 466; xviii, 486; xviii, 473, [1]; xviii, 501, [1]; xviii, 458; xvi, 470, [2]pp., 37 large folding maps (facsimiles of contemporary maps), 11 other folding facsimiles (some very large), 54 plates (including some small maps), a few other illustrations printed on text leaves, publisher's blue cloth, handsome large circular device gilt blocked on front boards, spines gilt lettered, top edges gilt, fore and lower edges untrimmed, some foxing (mainly very light but noticeable on endpapers and some terminal leaves), spines a little darkened, small ink mark on spine of vol.3, else a very good set.
Dealer Notes
Limited to 1000 copies only of which 100 were printed on hand-made paper.
"The text of this edition is an exact reprint of that of 1598-1600 [that is the second edition] with the following exceptions:- the letters i, j, u, and v are used according to the modern custom; contracted forms .. have been extended, and obvious printers errors have been corrected. ... All the maps, plans and charts in this edition are from contemporary sources, and have been here reproduced in exact facsimile with a view of illustrating the state of cartography in Hakluyt's time" [publisher's note].
Author HAKLUYT, Richard
Date 1903-1904-1905
Binding original blue cloth
Publisher Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons
Condition very good

Price: £300.00

Offered by P and B Rowan

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