26 September 2002
RICHARD HAKLUYT (1552?-1616)
Hakluyt's Collection of the Early Voyages, Travels and Discoveries of the English Nation. A new edition, with additions. London: G.Woodfall for R.H.Evans [and others], 1809-1812. 5 volumes, large 4° (295 x 235mm.). Contemporary russia gilt, covers elaborately tooled in gilt and blind, spine in five compartments with double raised bands, lettered in the second, third and fourth, others with elaborate repeat decoration composed of various small tools, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers (joints weak, spines chipped at foot).
Abraham Wildey Robarts (armorial bookplate).
LIMITED EDITON OF 325 COPIES: A FINE SET. 'An accurate reprint of the best folio [edition of 1599-1600] with the addition of those voyages which were published in the first edition, and omitted in the second. It likewise has a supplement containing all the voyages and travels printed by Hakluyt, or at his suggestion, which forms the latter part of the fourth, and the whole of the fifth volume' (Lowndes). Hill p.132; Lowndes II,p.972; Sabin 29599. (5)
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