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HAKLUYT, Richard.

The Principal Nauigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation,

made by sea or ouer-land, to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth, at any time within the compasse of these 1500. yeres: diuided into three seuerall volumes, according to the positions of the regions, whereunto they were directed. The fir

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London, [Imprinted] By George Bishop, Ralph Newberie, and Robert Barker, 1598

Second edition, first issue of volume I, with the 1598 title-page, the reference to the 'famous victorie atchieved at the Citie of Cadiz, 1596' and with the 'Voyage to Cadiz' section at 3E4-3F4 (pp. 607-617). The report of this expedition was suppressed entirely in the second issue of the first volume the following year because the Earl of Essex was then in disgrace at the court of Elizabeth I. The world map which is occasionally found in the third volume (and which is absent here, as usual) was probably not issued in all copies.

This second edition is much expanded compared with the first edition of 1589 and can even be called 'an entirely new work' (Parker), with its scope widened to include non-English explorations, and the text increasing threefold. Hakluyt himself never travelled further afield than France, but he met or corresponded with many of the great explorers, navigators

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3 volumes, folio (29 x 20 cm), [24], 619, [1]; [16], 312, 204; [16], 868 pp., text in gothic, roman, and italic type, woodcut historiated and decorative initials and head- and tailpieces, woodcut devices and frames on title-pages, bound without the world map as usual, nineteenth century calf gilt by Chatelain, covers with panels in gilt and black, all edges gilt,spine with tan and green lettering pieces, title to second volume with neat restoration to blank fore-edge; title to third volume washed and with some restoration not affecting text, generally a clean, attractive, well-margined example.


Church 322; Hill 743; Pforzheimer 443; PMM 105, Sabin 29595, 29597, 29598.

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