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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 109

    HAKLUYT, Richard (ca 1552-1616). The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation. Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903-05. 12 volumes, 8o (225 x 145 mm). Half-titles, title-pages printed in red and black, frontispieces, numerous plates and folding maps. (Some light mainly marginal spotting, some browning to preliminaries.) Original quarter vellum, blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (some light rubbing). Limited issue, one of 1000 copies.

    Price Realised  

    HAKLUYT, Richard (ca 1552-1616). The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation. Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903-05. 12 volumes, 8o (225 x 145 mm). Half-titles, title-pages printed in red and black, frontispieces, numerous plates and folding maps. (Some light mainly marginal spotting, some browning to preliminaries.) Original quarter vellum, blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (some light rubbing). Limited issue, one of 1000 copies.

    [With:] PURCHAS, Samuel. Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes. Glasgow: James MacLehose, 1905-07. 20 volumes, 8o (222 x 140 mm). Half-titles, title-pages printed in red and black, numerous plates and folding maps. (Some preliminiaries browned and spotting to the fore-edges.) Original quarter vellum, blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (foot of spine of volume 2 chipped with loss, some light rubbing and staining). LIMITED EDITION, number 27 of 100 numbered copies, initialed by the publisher. (32)


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