9 February 2000
HACKE, William, editor. A Collection of Original Voyages.... London: Printed for James Knapton, 1699. 3 volumes bound in 1, 8o (190 x 120 mm). 6 engraved maps after Herman Moll and plates (5 folding). (Creases to plates, some overall slight discoloration, contemporary manuscript markings on free endpaper and title). Contemporary panelled calf (worn, front hinge cracked). FIRST EDITION, an unsophisticated copy of Hacke's important compilation of source material relating to 16th century buccaneers. The work describes the exploits of Capts. Cowley, Sharp, Wood and Mr. Roberts. Sabin 29473; Hill pp.130-131; Wing 168.
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