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Image for Voyages in Search of the Northwest Passage 1741-1747. [I] The Voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742. [II] The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith 1746-1747.

Voyages in Search of the Northwest Passage 1741-1747. [I] The Voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742. [II] The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith 1746-1747.

By: BARR, William & Glyndwr Williams (eds).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1994-95.

Seller ID: 33980


(Hakluyt Society, Second Series, nos 177 & 181.) xiv, 333 & xvi, 393pp, maps and illustrations. Blue cloth with dustwrappers (closed tear at head of the rear of Vol I, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean set. ISBN 0904180360 View more info

Image for Four Travel Journals : the Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874.

Four Travel Journals : the Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874.

By: BEALS, Herbert K. et al (eds)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 2007

Seller ID: 32170


(Hakluyt Society Series III, no 18.) Small 4to. 404pp, illustrated. Blue linen with dustwrappers. A fine clean copy. *** [1] The 1775 journal of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra (a Spanish expedition from Mexico to explore the NW coast of North America). [2] The journal of HMS Beagle in the Strait of Magellan, by Pringle Stokes, Commander RN 1827. [3] Journal kept by midshipman Joseph Henry Kay during the voyage of HMS Chanticleer, 1828-1831 (to the South Atlantic).... View more info

Image for A Regiment for the Sea, and other writings on navigation by William Bourne of Gravesend, a gunner (c. 1535-1582).

A Regiment for the Sea, and other writings on navigation by William Bourne of Gravesend, a gunner (c. 1535-1582).

By: BOURNE, William : edited by E.G.R. Taylor.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Hakluyt Society/Cambridge University Press: 1963

Seller ID: 32279


(Hakluyt Society, Second Series no CXXI.) xxxv, 464pp, frontis, folding map and other b&w illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt device on upper board, with dustwrapper (spine sunned, lightly spotted). Light spotting on the uncut foredges, numerous pages unopened. Very good. ***The first edition of 1574, with the additional material added to the 1580 edition. The editor has also included two Almanackes, and written an introduction to each text, in addition to the general introd... View more info

Image for Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth : studies in the history of the Hakluyt Society 1846-1996. With a complete list of the Society's publications.

Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth : studies in the history of the Hakluyt Society 1846-1996. With a complete list of the Society's publications.

By: BRIDGES, R.C. & P.E.H. Hair (eds).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1996

Seller ID: 32283


(Hakluyt Society, Second Series, nos 183.) xii, 336pp, illustrated. Blue cloth, gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board, with dustwrappers. Fine. ISBN 0904180441 View more info

Image for Newfoundland Discovered : English attempts at colonisation, 1610-1630.

Newfoundland Discovered : English attempts at colonisation, 1610-1630.

By: CECIL, Gillian T. (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1982

Seller ID: 31755


Second Series, no 160. xviii, 310pp, black & white maps and illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board, with dustwrapper (extremities slightly rubbed). Very good. ISBN 0904180131 View more info

Image for The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis : Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy 1517-1518.

The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis : Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy 1517-1518.

By: De BEATIS, Antonio : edited by J.R. Hale.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1979

Seller ID: 31757


Second Series, no 150. Translated from the Italian by J.R. Hale and J.M.A. Lindon. xii, 206pp, b&w folding map; index & bibliography. Blue cloth with gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board with dustwrapper (extremities slightly rubbed). Very good. ISBN 0904180077 View more info

Image for The Red Sea and adjacent countries at the close of the Seventeenth Century, as described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel and Charles Jacques Poncet.

The Red Sea and adjacent countries at the close of the Seventeenth Century, as described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel and Charles Jacques Poncet.

By: FOSTER, Sir William (ed).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1949

Seller ID: 33235


Second series, no C. 8vo. xl, 192pp; folding frontis, 2 maps (1 folding), notes and index. Publisher's blue cloth, decorated in blind and with the gilt ship stamped on the upper boards (extremities slightly rubbed); fore- and foot edges uncut. All edges spotted, offsetting on endpapers and some scattered pale foxing inside, otherwise a very good copy. View more info

Image for The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, by an unknown author. With some extracts from Agatharkhides 'On the Erythraean Sea'.

The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, by an unknown author. With some extracts from Agatharkhides 'On the Erythraean Sea'.

By: HUNTINGFORD, G.W.B. (translator and editor).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1980

Seller ID: 31760


Second Series, no 151. xiv, 226pp, b&w plates and folding map; indexes (3) & bibliography. Blue cloth with gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board with dustwrapper (extremities slightly rubbed). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0904180050 ***The Periplus is a short work in Greek, of uncertain date, concerning the coasts of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. View more info

Image for The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck : his journey to the court of the Great Khan Mongke 1253-1255.

The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck : his journey to the court of the Great Khan Mongke 1253-1255.

By: JACKSON, Peter (translator). Introduction, notes and appendices by Peter Jackson & David Morgan.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1975

Seller ID: 32277


(Hakluyt Society Second Series, no 173.) xvi, 312pp, maps. Blue cloth with gilt device on upper board, with dustwrapper. Very good to fine. ISBN 0904180298 ***William of Rubruck is the earliest known report of a missionary journey to the Mongol Empire, and he was the first westerner to make contact with Buddhism. View more info

Image for Juan Maria Schuver's travels in North East Africa 1880-1883.

Juan Maria Schuver's travels in North East Africa 1880-1883.

By: JAMES, Wendy; Gerd Baumann & Douglas Johnson (eds).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1996

Seller ID: 32286


(Hakluyt Society, Second Series, nos 184.) cviii, 392pp, illustrated. Blue cloth, gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board, with dustwrapper. Fine. ISBN 090418045X ***Amsterdam-born Schuver, a travel writer and reporter, embarked on a scientific expedition in search of a new route from the Nile valley to the East African coast in 1880. His account was published only in an edited German edition, but the discovery of his original manuscripts and other material enab... View more info

Image for The Itinerario of Jeronimo Lobo.

The Itinerario of Jeronimo Lobo.

By: LOBO, Jeronimo:

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1984

Seller ID: 32112


Second Series, no 162. Translated by Donald M. Lockhart. From the Portuguese text established and edited by M.G. Da Costa. With an Introduction and Notes by C.F. Beckingham. xxxviii, 417pp, black & white maps and illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board, with dustwrapper (extremities slightly rubbed). Very good. ISBN 0904180158 ***Jeronimo Lobo was the last survivor of the small band of Jesuit Fathers who tried, with a measure of succes... View more info

Image for An Elizabethan in 1582 : the diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls.

An Elizabethan in 1582 : the diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls.

By: MADOX, Richard: edited by Elizabeth Story Donno.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1976

Seller ID: 32111


(Second Series, no 147.) xvi, 366pp, b&w plates (one folding), map; index. Blue cloth with gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board, with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0904180042 ***Chronicles, in the main, an abortive attempt to establish a spice trade in the Moluccas; the voyage reached only to West Africa and Brazil View more info

Image for The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578.

The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578.

By: McDERMOTT, James (ed).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 2001

Seller ID: 32200


(Hakluyt Society Series III, no 6.) Small 4to. xii, 267pp, frontis & other illustrations. Blue linen with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0904180697 View more info

Image for The Purchas Handbook : studies of the life, times and writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626, with bibliographies of his books and of works about him. Volumes I & II.

The Purchas Handbook : studies of the life, times and writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626, with bibliographies of his books and of works about him. Volumes I & II.

By: PENNINGTON, L.E. (ed)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1997

Seller ID: 32282


(Hakluyt Society, Second Series, nos 185 & 186.) Two volumes. xxviii, 380pp, 28 illustrations; viii, 381-811pp, 28 illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board, with dustwrappers. Fine. ISBN 0904180549 *** The collector, editor and author of travel books, including Purchas His Pilgrimes (1625). View more info

Image for The Discovery of the South Shetland Islands 1819-1820 : the journal of Midshipman C.W. Poynter.

The Discovery of the South Shetland Islands 1819-1820 : the journal of Midshipman C.W. Poynter.

By: POINTER, C.W. : edited by R.J. Campbell.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 2000

Seller ID: 32197


(Hakluyt Society Series III, no 4.) Small 4to. xvi, 232pp, coloured frontis, colour & b&w illustrations. Blue linen with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 090418062X View more info

Image for The English New England Voyages 1602-1608.

The English New England Voyages 1602-1608.

By: QUINN, David B. and Alison M. Quinn.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1983

Seller ID: 32114


Second Series, no 161. xxiv, 580pp, black & white maps and illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt titling and gilt ship device on upper board, with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 090418014X View more info

Image for Sir Walter Ralegh's Discovery of Guiana.

Sir Walter Ralegh's Discovery of Guiana.

By: RALEGH, Sir Walter : edited by Joyce Lorimer.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 2006

Seller ID: 32290


(Hakluyt Society, Third Series, no 15.) 4to. xcviii, 360, maps and illustrations. Blue linen with dustwrappers. Fine. ISBN 0904180875 ***Presents on facing pages, the previously unpublished text of Ralegh's fair manuscript draft of his 'The Discoverie of the large, rich, and bewtiful Empyre of Guiana' and the subsequent printed versions, demonstrating how the author had been persuaded to alter the text for publication, deleting some lively tales of wine, women and swashb... View more info

Image for The Guiana Travels of Robert Shomburgk 1835-1844.  [I]: Explorations on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society 1835-1839. [II]: The Boundary Survey 1840-1844.

The Guiana Travels of Robert Shomburgk 1835-1844. [I]: Explorations on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society 1835-1839. [II]: The Boundary Survey 1840-1844.

By: RIVIERE, Peter (ed).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 2006

Seller ID: 32288


(Hakluyt Society, Third Series, nos 16 & 17.) xiv, 406 & xiv, 266pp, maps and illustrations. Blue linen with dustwrappers. Fine. ISBN 0904180867 View more info

Image for The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-West Coast of America, in the Pacific and in New South Wales, 1794-1799.

The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-West Coast of America, in the Pacific and in New South Wales, 1794-1799.

By: ROE, Michael (ed).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society/Cambridge University Press: 1967

Seller ID: 32289


(Hakluyt Society Second Series no CXXXI.) 342pp, frontis, 5 maps. Gilt-decorated blue cloth with dustwrapper (price clipped, extremities rubbed with some small chips and tears). Very good. Signed by the editor. View more info

Image for Travels in the Tian'-Shan' 1856-1857.

Travels in the Tian'-Shan' 1856-1857.

By: SEMENOV, Petr Petrovich : edited by Colin Thomas.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hakluyt Society: 1998

Seller ID: 32278


(Hakluyt Society Second Series, no 189.) Translated by Liudmilla Gilmour, Colin Thomas and Marcus Wheeler. xliv, 269pp, 4 maps, 15 coloured plates. Blue cloth with gilt device on upper board, with dustwrapper. Very good to fine. ISBN 0904180603 ***A geographer's journey to Central Asia. View more info