The Hakluyt Society has published fine scholarly books for over 150 years on the history of travel and explorations, voyages of discovery, narratives of geography and exploration. The following include many rare, and out of print Hakluyt Society books, relating to all parts of the world, from Africa, Asia and Europe to the Americas, circumnavigations, Pacific voyages, Polar.

AL-MUJAWIR, Ibn; A Traveller in Thirteenth-century Arabia: Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-Mustabsir. London, Hakluyt Society, 2008, First edition in English, large 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xix, 341 pp, frontis photos, illus, maps and plans, glossary, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt stamped vignette on cover, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light crease), fine, clean, unmarked and unused.

This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. His route began in Mecca and essentially ran south through the Red Sea coastal plan, Tihamah, down into Yemen and long the southern coast of the peninsula, Aden, the Gulf and returning home via Iraq. The author provides good observations of the people, customs, buildings, agriculture, food, history, etc. A unique source for social and economic history, written with humour and wit, otherwise unknown in the writings of medieval Islam. With an excellent introduction and annotations by G. Rex Smith.

US$80. bookID # 12868


ARROWSMITH-BROWN, J. H. (trans & editor); Prutky's Travels to Ethiopia and Other Countries. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1991, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xxviii, 546 pp, frontis, maps, index, original cloth, dj (bit rubbed), else fine, clean and bright.

Prutky, a Franciscan missionary, was sent on a mission to Ethiopia in 1751 after an invitation by the Ethiopian emperor. Although this adventure forms the bulk of the book there is also some interesting description of India and Ceylon and the voyages. The information on Ethiopia in that period is not available elsewhere.

US$35. bookID # 10207


BATTELL, Andrew, edited with notes and history by E. G. Ravenstein; The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh, in Angola and the Adjoining Regions. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1901, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xx, 210, 20 [publisher's ads and book list] pp, 2 folding maps in rear pocket, illustrations (Zebra), headpieces, bibliog, glossary, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers and gilt spine title lettering, spine slightly faded, else fine and clean, unopened and unused.

Battell, an Englishman, was captured by the Portuguese and spent 18 years in the Portuguese colonies of Angola and Congo, where he recorded his observations and experiences including trading, the Gagas, wars, cannibalism, customs, religions, witchcraft, one of the first recorded observations of the zebra and hippopotamus in English, with a good introduction and appendices on other travels in the Congo, Angola, list of Kong kings, governors, historical material, etc. In the famous "Purchas his Pilgrimes," published in 1625, Battell is referred to: "The strange adventures of Andrew Battell, of Leigh in Essex, sent by the Portugals prisoner to Angola, who lived there and in the adjoining regions near eighteen yeeres.. . . .Of the Provinces of Bongo, Calongo, Mayombe, Manikesocke, Motimbas; of the Ape Monster Pongo, their hunting; Idolatries; and divers other observations."

US$500. bookID # 10300


BEALS, Herbert K., R. J. Campbell, Ann Savours, Anita McConnell, Roy Bridges; Four Travel Journals; The Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874. London, The Hakluyt Society, 2007, First edition, large 8vo [25.5 x 18 cm]; x, 404 pp, numerous illustrations including many full page, portraits, maps, bibliographies, index to each part, with the loose corrigenda (corrections) leaf, issued much after publication & usually absent, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt vignette on cover, dust jacket, fine, clean, unmarked, as new.

Account of four previously unpublished travel journals, the first of a participant in a Spanish expedition, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Qyadra, from Mexico to explore the north-west coast of America. The second is The Journal of HMS Beagle in the Strait of Magellan by Pringle Stokes, Commander, 1827 which is supplemented by Captain King's account. The third is Journal of Midshipman Joseph Henry Kay during the voyage of HMS Chanticleer, 1828-31, commanded by Henry Foster, to make observations in the South Atlantic to determine the shape of the earth and to ascertain longitudes of certain ports, a lively diary with encounters with war ships of the Brazilian navy. The fourth is Jacob Wainwright's Diary of the Transportation of Dr Livingstone's Body to the Coast 1873-4, by the freed slave who carved the inscription on the tree beneath which Livingstone's heart was buried, and describes the journey back to the coast with the rest of the body, throwing much light on conditions in East Africa and on the story of Livingstone, published for the first time in English.

US$30. bookID # 12745


BEST, Thomas, edited by Sir William Foster; The Voyage of Thomas Best to the East Indies 1612-14. London, Hakluyt Society, 1934, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; lvi, 316 pp, tinted map frontis, 3 other maps, facsimile of signature of Best, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, with gilt vignette on both covers, gilt lettering on spine, short tear at head of spine, else a fine clean copy.

Foster gives an extensive and detailed introduction which gives a good historical perspective of this voyage to India, Sumatra, Java, Malay, etc. This is the original edition of this work, there also being a reprint.

US$90. bookID # 5199


BETHENCOURT, Jean de, Richard Henry Major (translator, introduction); The Canarian, or Book of the Conquest and Conversion of the Canarian in the Year 1402. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1872, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; lv, 229 pp, frontis of Bethencourt & tissue guard, 2 plates, map, plate of orig title page from French edition, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, bookplate removed from endpaper, spine faded, worn and with small hole, else very good, small stain on outer corner of few leaves but interior clean.

The editor provides a detailed historical introduction and biography. This is from the Hakluyt Society first series, scarce in any condition. Cox I, 399.

US$150. bookID # 12538


BOVILL, E. W. (editor); Missions to the Niger. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1964-66, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 4 volumes, xiv, 406; xiv, 306; xii, [307]-596; x, [597]-798 pp, 4 frontispieces, numerous illus, plates and maps, including many folding and one in rear pocket, bibliog, glossary, indexes, original cloth, gilt vignettes on front covers, each volume with dust jacket (light wear on a spine), a clean fine set.

Important works on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mungo Park. The first volume consists of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels, 1797-98 from Cairo to Murzuk and Laing's trip to Timbuktu from 1824 to 1826. The other three volumes describe the Bornu Mission of 1822-25 based on the writings of Denham, Clapperton and Oudney. A comprehensive and useful description of African explorations.

US$105. bookID # 12523


BOVILL, E. W. (editor); Missions to the Niger. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1964-66, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 4 volumes, xiv, 406; xiv, 306; xii, [307]-596; x, [597]-798 pp, 4 frontispieces, numerous illus, plates and maps, including many folding and one in rear pocket, bibliog, glossary, indexes, original cloth, gilt vignettes on front covers, each volume with dust jacket (lightly chipped on one spine, very small stain on another, spines lightly faded), but a clean fine set.

Important works on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mungo Park. The first volume consists of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels, 1797-98 from Cairo to Murzuk and Laing's trip to Timbuktu from 1824 to 1826. The other three volumes describe the Bornu Mission of 1822-25 based on the writings of Denham, Clapperton and Oudney. A comprehensive and useful description of African explorations.

US$80. bookID # 7851


BOVILL, E. W. (editor); Missions To The Niger; Volume 1. The Journal Of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels From Cairo To Murzuk In The Years 1797 - 1798; The Letters of Major Alexander Gordon Laing 1824-26. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1964, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 406 pp, frontispiece (portrait of Laing), 4 plates and 6 maps, including folding, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, slightly foxed at outer edge of text block, very good, clean and unmarked.

Important work on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mungo Park. This volume consists of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels, 1797-98 from Cairo to Murzuk and Laing's trip to Timbuktu from 1824 to 1826.

US$16. bookID # 13591


BOXER, C. R. (edited from the original Portuguese by); The Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622; Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen Sal Thome, Santo Alberto and Sao Joao Baptista and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1959, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 298 pp, frontis, 6 plates, 6 maps mostly folding, illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on front covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine slightly faded), fine and quite clean, covers bright.

Fascinating and well-written narratives of sea travel and shipwrecks, with much information on south east Africa, giving much information on the historical ethnography of south east Africa. One plate of ship's decks plans has tissue overlay of contents.

US$35. bookID # 12497


CARRE, L'Abbe; The Travels of the Abbe Carre in India and the Near East, 1672 to 1674, Volume III, translated from the manuscript journal of his travels in the India Office by Lady Fawcett and edited by Sir Charles Fawcett with the assistance of Sir Richard Burn. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1947-48, First Editions, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; volume III only, [vii] - xxiii, 677- 984 pp, 3 plates, 3 folding maps, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt and blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, rear cover stained and faded, interior is clean, fine and unmarked.

National Maritime Museum Catalogue 433. The work has a useful and detailed introduction. Carre traveled from France through Syria, Iraq, Persian Gulf to Surat, Goa, Bijapur, Madras, St. Thome, etc. This volume includes an account of the Sicilian revolt against Spanish rule at Messina. The maps show East Coast of India with port insets; Persian Gulf; Syria and Iraq.

US$15. bookID # 13592


CARRUTHERS, Douglas (editor); The Desert Route to India; Being The Journals of Four Travellers By the Great Desert Caravan Route Between Aleppo and Basra 1745-1751. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1929, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxxvi, 196 pp, 6 plates including frontis, folding colored map at end, bibliog, errata page, index, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, spine lightly faded but gilt bright, light stain on inside corner of first leaves, else very good copy.

The four travelers are William Beawes, Garlard Roberts, Bartholomew Plaisted and John Carmichael. Carruthers provides an excellent and extensive historical perspective in his introduction, an important contribution to understanding the great routes between Europe and Asia, the route through the Syrian Desert to Persia, being described in detail. Cox i, 244.

US$110. bookID # 12508


CARRUTHERS, Douglas (editor); The Desert Route to India; Being The Journals of Four Travellers By the Great Desert Caravan Route Between Aleppo and Basra 1745-1751. London, Hakluyt Society, 1929, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxxvi, 196 pp, 6 plates including frontis, folding map at end, bibliog, index, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded, small stain on rear cover, interior fine and clean in good cover.

The four travellers are William Beawes, Garlard Roberts, Bartholomew Plaisted and John Carmichael. Carruthers provides an excellent and extensive historical perspective in his introduction, an important contribution to understanding the great routes between Europe and Asia, the route through the Syrian Desert to Persia, being described in detail. Cox i, 244.

US$90. bookID # 8227


CORTES, Hernan, translated from the Spanish by Don Pascual de Gayangos; The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1868, First edition in English, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 156 pp, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine with piece missing including loss of much of title lettering, bookplate removed from endpaper, interior is clean and very good in good cover with spine defect.

Cox ii, 242. Markman 70. Spain and Spanish America II, 123. Motivated by an easy passage to the Indian Ocean and the spice islands, Cortes left Mexico in 1524 with about 400 Spaniards and three thousand local people, passing through southern Mexico, possibly near Palenque and through what is now Guatemala, Honduras, etc, destroying towns and temples as he went. A detailed account with a historical introduction. Published in the first series of the Hakluyt Society.

US$150. bookID # 12554


CORTES, Hernan, translated from the Spanish by Don Pascual de Gayangos; The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1868, First edition in English, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 156, 3 [publisher's report for 1868] pp, index, blank pages have been bound in at the end, contemporary half calf, matching marbled boards, endpapers and edges, gilt title lettering on black leather spine labels, rear joint repaired, edges bit rubbed, else a near fine copy, interior is clean and unmarked.

Cox ii, 242. Markman 70. Spain and Spanish America II, 123. Motivated by an easy passage to the Indian Ocean and the spice islands, Cortes left Mexico in 1524 with about 400 Spaniards and three thousand local people, passing through southern Mexico, possibly near Palenque and through what is now Guatemala, Honduras, etc, destroying towns and temples as he went. A detailed account with a historical introduction. Published in the first series of the Hakluyt Society.

US$180. bookID # 12555


CUMMINS, J. S. (editor); The Travels and Controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete 1618-1686. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1962, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, cxx, 163, [i]; x, 165 - 475 pp, 18 plates and 6 maps, bibliog, index, orig cloth, gilt vignettes on front covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj's (spines slightly faded), fine & clean set, covers bright, a review copy with the review of David B. Quinn, noted scholar, that appeared in Quarterly Review, Liverpool University.

Navarrete was a Dominica missionary who traveled round the world but spent most of his time in China. This book is based on his published and manuscript writings and includes interesting accounts of Mexico, Philippines, Macao, China, India, Macassar, etc. An extensive introduction on Navarrete's life, character and writings, plus the original vivid style and interesting illustrations make this a useful account.

US$30. bookID # 12476


DE ANDAGOYA, Pascual & Markham, Clements R. (editor and introduction); Narrative of the Proceedings of Pedrarias Davila in the Provinces of Tierra Firme Or Castilla Del Oro, and of the Discovery the South Sea and the Coasts of Peru and Nicaragua. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1865, First edition in English, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 12, 4 [Hakluyt Society report including list of members]. [vi], xxix, 88 pp, large folding partly colored map of Panama, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering on new spine, front cover partly lightened, erased ink-stamp on preliminary page, small hole in inner margin of title, interior clean and unmarked, overall very good.

Cox ii, 289. National Maritime Museum 261: 'The author was one of the Spanish officers who accompanied d'Avila, when he went out as governor of the newly discovered Panama isthmus. His narrative recounts the early expeditions in that area, 1513-1523'. Markham provides and excellent historical introduction. In the Hakluyt Society first series.

US$180. bookID # 12559


DE BEATIS, Antonio; The Travel Journals of Antonio De Beatis, Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517 - 1518, translated from the Italian by J. R. Hale and J. M. A. Lindon. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1979, First edition in English, 8vo; xii, 206 pp, plates, folding map, bibliog of European Travels up to 1521, original cloth, pictorial gilt, dj, fine.

De Beatiis, who accompanied Luigi of Aragon, one of the most wealthy, cultivated and well-connected of Italian cardinals, recorded the leisurely tour, the cities, towns, landscapes, churches, palaces, relics and works of art, the people and their customs. J. R. Hale provides an excellent historical perspective and a pioneering account of the Renaissance travel journal.

US$10. bookID # 954


DUNMORE, John; The Expedition of the St Jean-Baptiste to the Pacific 1769-1770, from the Journals of Jean de Surville and Guillaume Labe. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1981, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; x, 310, frontis, 9 illus, mainly full-page, 4 maps, index, muster roll list of all officers and sailors, original cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slight shelf wear), fine.

This voyage was just after those of Bougainville and Wallis and just after Cook's first voyage. De Surville entered the Pacific via the Philippines to the Solomons and New Zealand and Peru. Labe was his successor when he died in Peru. The book contains a useful introduction on the voyage and the contributions made by it, especially to our understanding of pre-colonial Maori society, and Pacific geography.

US$15. bookID # 732


DUNMORE, John (translated and edited); The Pacific Journals of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville 1767-1768. London, The Hakluyt Society, 2002, First edition in English, large 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; lxxvii, 322 pp, plates, maps including endpaper maps showing route, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean, unused.

Bougainville sailed through the Pacific, stopping at Tahiti, through the Samoan Islands, to Vanuatu, to the Australian Great Barrier Reef, north to New Guinea, Solomon Islands, making a number of discoveries including the island named after him, continuing home via the Dutch East Indies and Indian Ocean. His voyage lead to many other French expeditions. He discovered the bougainvillea flower. His journal was first published in 1977 in French and this is the first edition in English. A 70 page introduction provides an excellent historical perspective.

US$45. bookID # 13409


DUNMORE, John (translator and editor); The Expedition of the St Jean-Baptiste to the Pacific 1769 - 1770; From the Journals of Jean de Surville and Guillaume Labe. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1981, First Edition, 8vo; x, 310 pp frontis, plates, 4 maps, bibliog, original cloth, giltvignette on front cover, dj (trifle worn at corner), fine.

De Surville sailed through the Pacific, to the Solomons, New Zealand, where he narrowly missed Cook and to Peru. Labe was his first mate. A valuable picture of a Pacific expedition in the heroic age of exploration, including Maori society, the first religious service in New Zealand, based on unpublished manuscripts. The detailed introduction is very useful.

US$15. bookID # 1083


FLORIS, Peter, edited by W. H. Moreland; Peter Floris, His Voyage to the East Indies in the Globe 1611-1615. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1934, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; lxx, 164 pp, 3 colored maps including the folding frontis, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, a fine, clean and bright copy in dj (faded, light stain).

National Maritime Museum 414: 'The author was one of two Dutchmen who made the seventh voyage for the East India Company in the Globe commanded by Capt. Anthony Hippon (1610-1615). The Globe was the first English vessel to engage in the trade of the Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Siam'. The editor provides a detailed 110 page introduction on the commercial history, the voyage, Siam, results, Dutch merchants, Peter Floris the man, the manuscript.

US$160. bookID # 10314


FOSTER, Sir William; The Travels of John Sanderson in the Levant 1584-1602, with his Autobiography and Selections from his Correspondence. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1931, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xliv, 322 pp, frontis is reproduction title page of original manuscript, plates, portraits, maps including folding showing route, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, very good copy.

Foster provides an extensive and detailed introduction and historical perspective of this journey that includes Constantinople, across Turkey, Holy Land, across Europe, etc. The appendices include a note on the coins of Turkey, the death of Edward Barton and John Midnall's voyage in the Black Sea, which was the first English trading voyage in the area.

US$120. bookID # 12511


FOSTER, Sir William; The Voyage of Nicholas Downton to the East Indies 1614-15, as Recorded in Contemporary Narratives and Letters. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1939, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xxxvi, [i], 224 pp, complete with frontis, plates including one showing signature of Downton and others, 3 maps including in color, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on cover, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little darkened, else a fine clean copy, cover gilt is bright.

The extensive introduction by Foster provides a good historical perspective on this important voyage around Africa, to Madagascar and through the Indian Ocean to Sokotra, the west coast of India, Sumatra and Java, and includes copies of contemporary correspondence.

US$100. bookID # 12452


FOSTER, Sir William; The Voyage of Thomas Best to the East Indies 1612-14. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1934, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; lvi, 316 pp, 4 maps including frontis showing Best's route, reproduction of his signature, bibliog, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, stain at edge of endpaper, covers bright, name on endpaper but a fine copy in a dust jacket (bit chipped, wear, short tear).

National Maritime Museum 415: 'Best commanded the tenth voyage sponsored by the East India Company. With two ships, the Dragon and Hoseander, he reached India in September 1612, set up a factory at Surat, and then proceeded to Achin, Sumatra. He returned to England with a valuable cargo in the Dragon, June 614.' Foster's introduction provides an excellent and detailed historical perspective, and the text is a detailed travel account, together with correspondence and court minutes.

US$160. bookID # 12465


FOSTER, Sir William; The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster to Brazil and the East Indies 1591-1603. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1940, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xl, 178 pp, fine frontis portrait with tissue guard, folding plate, other illus, 3 maps including one in color, bibliog, index, Lancaster's coat of arms on title page, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, fine, clean copy, cover & gilt bright, in dj (chipped at edge, a little faded), with loose notice to members from publisher.

Based on three voyages, 1591 to 1603, Foster collected together all existing sources concerning Lancaster's voyages, including from contemporary pamphlets and what appeared in Hakluyt, and provides a detailed introduction, and there are 5 appendices including one on Lancaster's hints for a voyage to the east. National Maritime Museum I, 402. Borba de Moraes I, 454: 'Concerning the second voyage, during which Lancaster attacked Pernambuco, he published Hakluyt's version and the complete text of the very rare pamphlet written by Henry Roberts. Foster's introduction is very valuable for the study of the voyages and life of this famous navigator'. The two voyages to the East Indies were not only important in themselves but were important in establishing regular intercourse by sea between Europe and the Far East, and to the East India Company. The book is rarely found in a dust jacket.

US$120. bookID # 12459


FOSTER, Sir William (edited), Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, Charles Jacques Poncet; The Red Sea and Adjacent Countries at the Close of the Seventeenth Century as Described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, Charles Jacques Poncet. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1949, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xl,192 pp, folding frontis of Pitt's Plan of the Temple of Mecca, 2 maps including folding, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on front covers, gilt lettering on spine, very slightly rubbed at edge of spine but clean and fine condition, covers bright.

Narratives of travels of Pitts from Algiers to Mecca and return, Daniel from London to Mocha and return, Poncet from Cairo to Abyssinia, De Brevedent's account of the journey to Sennar, etc, with appendix on Ovington's description of Red Sea Ports, and includes a detailed 30 page introduction by Foster. Pitt's description is the first of Mecca by an Englishman.

US$35. bookID # 12464


FRYER, John, edited with notes and introduction by William Crooke; A New Account of East India and Persia; Being Nine Years' Travels 1672-1681. London, Hakluyt Society, 1909-15, First edition thus, after the original 1698 edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 3 volumes, xxxviii, [i], 353, 35 [Hakluyt Society catalogue]; [vi], 371; viii, 271 pp, frontis (port), plates including folding with tissue guards, maps, several maps in text, tables, index, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front covers, gilt spine title lettering, decorated in blind, lightly rubbed at edges but a clean and fine set, partly unopened.

National Maritime Museum Catalogue 432. Cox i, 280: 'Fryer was a surgeon in the service of the East India Company for nine years and traveled extensively on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts. He describes well the cities of Surat and Bombay, the life and trade there as well as at Madras.' 'His book is of great value in its account of the struggle of the Mahrattas under Sivaaji to resist absorption into the Aurangzib's empire and in its analysis of the political state of the kingdom of Bijapur' (Oaten, Early Travelers in India).

US$350. bookID # 6944


GREENLEE, William Brooks; The Voyage of Pedro Alvares Cabral to Brazil and India, from Contemporary Documents and Narratives. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1938, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; lxix, 228 pp, 6 plates including folding and double, 4 folding maps in rear pocket, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on both covers, gilt spine title lettering, very fine and clean in dj spine a little faded), covers and gilt bright.

Besides discovering Brazil, Cabral sailed around Africa to India. Greenlee provides a comprehensive 60 page introduction that gives an historical perspective. An appendix describes the ships and personnel. There is a section on the discovery of Madagascar. Many of the official documents are reproduced.

US$200. bookID # 12500


HALE, J. R. (ed), with J. M. A. Lindon; The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis; Germany, Switzerland, The Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517-1518. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1979, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 206 pp, plates including one of "The Holy Shroud", foldout map with route shown, bibliog of early travel narratives, index, original cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean.

The description of individuals, landscapes, towns, regions, buildings, art and customs give one of the clearest impressions of life in north-western Europe in the Renaissance. The editor's introduction is a pioneering account of the evolution of the Renaissance travel journal.

US$15. bookID # 13412


HARCOURT, Robert, introduction by Sir C. Alexander Harris; A Relation of a Voyage to Guiana by Robert Harcourt 1613; With Purchas's Transcript of a Report made at Harcourt's instance on the Marrawini District. London, Hakluyt Society, 1928, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 188 pp, frontis (portrait of Harcourt), 3 folding maps, including two which are reprinted from early sources, bibliography, index, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, light stains on lower cover, the scarce dust jacket has is chipped including large piece at bottom, name on endpaper, interior is clean and fine.

Griffin 263: 'An account based on Harcourt's colonizing voyage to Guiana in 1608-1609, reprinted from the 1613 first edition, but includes the additions made by Harcourt in the second edition. Another appendix contains a report on the Marwin (Maroni) River sent to Harcourt in about 1612. The Relation is useful for its ethnography, natural history and scheme for colonization.' Cox ii, 256: 'A valuable supplement to Raleigh's narrative of 1596.' National Maritime Museum 299. Sabin 30297, referring to the 1613 and 1626 editions:' Both editions are very rare'. The detailed 48 page introduction includes the historical background, Harcourt's biography, details on maps, early settlements, geography, Harcourt's scheme of colonization, etc.

US$145. bookID # 13756


HARLOW, V. T.; Colonising Expeditions to the West Indies and Guiana, 1623 - 1667. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1925, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xcx, 262 pp, 6 folding maps including 3 large folding maps in rear pocket, two plates including frontis portrait and other portrait, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on both covers, gilt lettering on spine, slight wear at spine ends, rear internal hinge cracked & repaired, endpaper bookplate of Edison W. Brown, MD, very good+, interior clean and fine.

National Maritime Museum 310. Chapters include colonization of St. Christopher, Nevis and Barbados, the voyage of Sir Henry Colt in 1631, Admiral de Ruyter's West Indies raid in 1665, Trinidad and Tobago, Guiana. The 82 page introduction provides an excellent historical perspective, while the book includes original documents not available elsewhere.

US$160. bookID # 13754


HARRIS, C. A. and J. A. J. de Villiers; Storm Van 'S Gravesande; The Rise of British Guiana, compiled from his dispatches. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1911, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, [x], 372; [viii], [373] - 703, xxxvi [ads] pp, 8 plates complete including 2 folding map, one in color, folding plan, 2 facsimiles from documents, including folding, index, original cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, a clean, fine and bright set, partly unopened.

Following a good historical introduction by Harris and Villiers, Storm's dispatches covering the period of 1738 to 1772 are given, extracted from the original 21 volumes of 300 pages each, describing life in the colonies, produce, trade, ventures, plantations, conditions, police, squabbles, etc, and provides a thorough overview prior to their becoming a British colony.

US$320. bookID # 10211


HEDGES, William, notes by R. Barlow, Henry Yule; The Diary Of William Hedges, Esq (Afterwards Sir William Hedges), During His Agency In Bengal; As Well As On His Voyage Out And Return Overland (1681-1687). Transcribed For The Press, With Introductory Notes, Etc., By R. Barlow And Illustrated By Copius. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1887-89, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 3 volumes, 3, xii, 265; 17, cclx; 19, cclxii pp, complete with 28 plates including frontispieces, portraits, facsimiles of handwriting, chart map, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, covers faded and bit stained, about a quarter of volume I spine lacking, endpaper bookplates removed, few small faint blind-stamps, interiors are very good and clean.

National Maritime Museum 435. Cox I, 313. Volume I is Hedges diary and index, volume II contains notices of Hedges, documentary memoirs of Job Charnock and other biographical and miscellaneous illustrations of the time in India, volume III contains contributions to a biography of Thomas Pitt, governor of Fort St. George, with the collections on the early history of the company's settlement in Bengal and on early charts ant topography of the Hugli River. Provides detailed description of India in that period as well as of the operation of the East India Company.

US$300. bookID # 12544


JAMES, Wendy; Gerd Baumann and Douglas H. Johnson; Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1996, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; cvii, 391 pp, frontis (portrait), illus, plates, maps including 2 in color, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean and bright.

Schuver traveled up the Blue Nile in 1880 in order to find a new route to the East African coast, spent time in the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the eastern watershed of the White Nile but was murdered when traveling into Dinka country. This is the first English account of his travels, the only other being an edited German version in 1883. The appendices include some original source material such as Schuver's letters, his notes on African languages and word lists, detailed diary notes, etc.

US$40. bookID # 9785


JANE, Cecil; Select Documents Illustrating the Four Voyages of Columbus Including Those Contained in R. H. Major's Select Letters of Christopher Columbus. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1930, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, clv, 188; lxxxix, 164, frontis in each volume (including portrait of Columbus), 6 folding maps, some with color, showing routes in red, folding extract from notebook of Columbus, indexes, original cloth, gilt vignettes, gilt spine title lettering, spines very slightly faded, gilt clear and bright, endpaper bookplate of Florence and Fredric March, fine and clean set.

The extensive introduction of about 270 pages provides a good historical perspective and details on each of the documents, on the negotiations of Columbus with Ferdinand an Isabella, on the illustrations and maps, etc.

US$210. bookID # 12473


KELLY, Celsus; La Australia del Espiritu Santo; the Journal of Fray Martin de Munila and other documents relating to the Voyage of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Fransiscan Missionary Plan (1671-1627). Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1966, First Edition, 8vo; 2 volumes, xvii, 270; xv, [271]-446 pp, 16 plates, maps and charts, including folding, 3 tables of islands discovered, including 2 folding, detailed bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignettes, gilt spine title lettering, dj's (slightly faded spine), else fine and clean set, unmarked.

Pedro Fernandez de Quiros was a remarkable explorer and navigator who sailed in 1595 as chief pilot of the Spanish expedition to the Solomon Islands, returning to the New Hebrides in 1605, which is the subject of this book. The author's 130 page introduction provides a useful context for the expedition, and sheds much light on 17th century explorations.

US$40. bookID # 12458


LEFROY, General Sir J. Henry; The Historye of the Bermudaes or Summer Islands. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1882, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; [viii], xii, 327, 16 [Hakluyt Society report for 1882 including list of members, publications], 4 plates including a map of Bermuda, 1623 and portraits of John Smith, George Sommers, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, spine faded & end frayed, endpaper bookplate removed, small light blind-stamp on title, plate lightly foxed, overall very good condition, interiors clean, unmarked & near fine.

Based on a manuscript in the Sloane Collection of the British Museum, Lefroy, formerly Governor of the Bermudas, provides a detailed introduction. Lefroy believed the manuscript, which date ended at 1622, was by Captain John Smith, who was also a historian of Virginia, (although some attribute it to Nathaniel Butler). Cox i, 232. Published in the first series of the Hakluyt Society, the first series always scarce, this copy partly unopened and unread. The map has Bermuda in the center and surrounded by illustrations of various buildlings and fortifications.

US$500. bookID # 12551


LEICHHARDT, F. W. Ludwig, edited and translated by M. Aurousseau; The Letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1968, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 3 volumes, xvi, 423, [i]; v, 425-819, [i]; vi, 821-1175 pp, illustrations and maps including folding, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj's (lightly used, spine slightly faded), else clean fine set.

Leichhaardt was one of the most important scientific explorers of Australia. His detailed letters provide a narrative of his life from 1830's to 1848 when he disappeared in the Australian interior. His main interest was natural history and geography, but was a keen observer of social life as well. Volume II describes his scientific explorations in eastern Australia, undertaken alone during two years. Volume II describes his major explorations including to Port Essington in northern Australia and his two attempts to cross the continent from East to West. A valuable resource.

US$17. bookID # 9792


LETTS, Malcolm; Francis Mortoft: His Book; Being his Travels Through France and Italy 1658-1659. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1925, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxxiv, 216 pp, folding frontis panorama of Rome with tissue guard, 2 folding map, each showing author's route, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, slight wear at spine edge, near fine clean copy.

A superb copy of the first publication of this work, whose manuscript was found in the British Museum. Interesting 17th century travels through France and Italy on the Grand Tour, with descriptions of villages, towns, cities, and much on Rome.

US$70. bookID # 12512


LETTS, Malcolm; Mandeville's Travels; Texts and Translations. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1953, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, lxiii, 223; xi, [224] - 554 pp, 4 plates including 2 frontis pieces (one in color), folding map, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers and gilt spine title lettering, spine slightly rubbed, partly unopened, fine and clean set, gilt bright.

Travels in the fourteenth century in many parts of Asia. Some of these travels may have been by others, but recorded by Mandeville. The author used many sources and original texts to compile this comprehensive version of the travels. This is regarded as the best edition of Mandeville's travels.

US$80. bookID # 12461


LETTS, Malcolm (editor & trans); The Travels of Leo of Rozmital through Germany, Flanders, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy 1465-1467. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1957, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xv, 196 pp, frontis, plate, illus, folding maps, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers and gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly chipped and light edge wear), else fine, covers bright, clean and unmarked.

The Journey, described in a most readable and entertaining way, took them through most of Europe, where they met the rulers, observed the customs and ways of life. In his retinue were two chroniclers who each described the journey. There stay in Brussels 'is an unrivaled record of the Burgundian court'. There is a good 17 page introduction by Letts.

US$40. bookID # 12491


LORIMER, Joyce (ed); English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon 1550 - 1646. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1989, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 499 pp 10 maps, bibliog, original cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly rubbed), else fine and clean, presentation copy signed by author to David and Alison [Quinn].

Based on new material from English, Portuguese and Spanish archives. The earliest example of Irish colonial projects in the New World. David Quinn was a eminent scholar and writer of numerous Hakluyt Society books. This copy has a loose card from Lorimer, signed Joyce, dated November 1989, to David and Alison, stating 'Anything that is scholarly about this book I learned from you.... . .'.

US$40. bookID # 10206


LUARD, Lt.-Col. C. Accord, H. Hosten; Travels of Fray Sebastien Manrique 1629-1643; a translation of the Itinerario de las Missiones Orientales with introduction and notes by Lt-Col. C. Edkford Luard, assited by Father H. Hosten. Oxford, The Hakluyt Society, 1927, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, lxvi, 450; xii, 481 pp, 25 plates, maps and plans including frontis in each volume, plate of original Spanish edition of 1649, errata for volume I in volume II as issued, detailed bibliog, vernacular index, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on each cover, gilt spine title lettering, clean, fine and bright copy, unmarked.

Volume I is on Arakan, volume II on China and India, etc, and is based on the narrative of Manrique's extensive travels through India, Burma, Afghanistan, Persia, Mesopotamia, Palestine, China, the Philippines, Java. The editor Luard, who died shortly after completing this work but just before its publication, provides a detailed description of the author and his work, the routes followed and geographical notes on the routes, which gives a good historical perspective. Cox i, 316. National Maritime Museum 426.

US$250. bookID # 10281


MALASPINA, Alejandro; edited by Andrew David, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Carlos Novi, Glyndwr Williams; The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794; Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina; Volume I Cadiz to Panama. London, Madrid, The Hakluyt Society; The Museo Naval, 2001, First edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xcviii, 338 pp, 39 plates including some in color, some full-page, colored frontis portrait of Malaspina, 9 other illustrations, maps, colored portraits, bibliography, endpaper maps showing routes in color, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked, as new.

An important expedition sponsored by the Spanish government to map and survey much of the area around the Spanish possessions and to report on the political, economic and defensive state of their colonies. This volume contains Malaspina's journal from July 1789 to December 1790, relates mostly to South America, with descriptions of Montevideo, Puerto Deseado, Port Egmont, Puerto San Carlos, Valparaiso, Callao, Guayaquil, Panama. It includes Mapaspina's introduction to the massive intended work that he never published, and correspondence. Nicely illustrated, including from early sources. Includes an extensive introduction of about 50 pages by Donald Cutter giving a good historical perspective to the expedition.

US$40. bookID # 13582


MALASPINA, Alejandro; edited by Andrew David, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Carlos Novi, Glyndwr Williams; The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794; Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina; Volume III Manila to Cadiz. London, Madrid, The Hakluyt Society; The Museo Naval, 2004, First edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xcviii, 338 pp, 39 plates including some in color, some full-page, colored frontis portrait of Malaspina, 9 other illustrations, maps, colored portraits, bibliography, endpaper maps showing routes in color, detailed index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked, as new.

n important expedition sponsored by the Spanish government to map and survey much of the area around the Spanish possessions and to report on the political, economic and defensive state of their colonies. This volume contains Malaspina's journal from November 1792 to September 1794, relates mostly to travels in the Pacific and includes descriptions of his visits to New Zealand, Australia, the Tonga Islands, the Falklands, etc. Appendices contain Bustamante's account of his survey of East Falkland Island, his visit to Puerto de la Soledad and his search for Islas Auroras, an account of Malaspina's arrest and the suppression of the report of the voyage, technical details of the two corvettes and lists of their officers and supernumeraries, details of the scientific instruments and books taken on the expedition. Nicely illustrated, including from early sources, and including of the scientific instruments used on the expedition.

US$40. bookID # 13583


MARKAM, Clements R.; The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon, A. D. 1532-50, contained in the First Part of His Chronicle of Peru. London, Hakluyt Society, 1864, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 4, 12 [Hakluyt Society catalogue], 438 pp, frontis is foldout partly hand-colored map, backed on linen, orig blue cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine lettering partly rubbed but visible, spine faded & worn at ends, bookplate removed from front endpaper, slight foxing on few leaves, map untorn, joint repaired, clean sound copy, vg in good cover.

The ink inscription on the title page by Markham reads, 'Charles C. Bowen with the translator's affectionate regards, Dec 9th, 1864'. This is the 33rd publication of the first series of the Hakluyt Society and includes Markham's translation of the original edition printed in Antwerp in 1554 as well as his detailed 40 page introduction that provides a good historical perspective and biographical details of Cieza de Leon. Markham had become an expert on Peru and on the native peoples there, having researched and written several works on the subject. Cieza de Leon's work provides an important reference of the time. He was the first European to give a name to the avocado and likely the first to write of the potato, which would be introduced to Europe. His was the first account of the Spanish conquest of Peru and provides details on the Incas, their customs, institutions, beliefs, economy, military. He was a sympathetic observer of the Spanish caused carnage and provides a valuable first-hand account of the area and the peoples.

US$600. bookID # 6915


MARKHAM, Clements R,; The Natural & Moral History of the Indies by Father Joseph de Acosta, Reprinted from the English Translated Edition of Edward Grimston 1604, and edited with notes and an Introduction. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1880, First edition thus, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xlv, 295; xiii, [295] - 551 pp, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, spines a little faded and bit worn at edges, rear endpaper of volume I pasted down, very good, clean copy.

'It contains an exposition of the ideas of learned men of the sixteenth century on physical geography, and it is one of the leading authorities on the ancient civilizations of Peru and Mexico.. . . The Natural History of Acosta has been much used by subsequent writers on Peru and Mexico.' [Introduction]. Markham provides a good historical introduction to the work. Volume I is devoted to the natural history of the regions with considerable detail. Volume II is on the customs, beliefs, festivals, ceremonies, etc, of the native peoples.

US$700. bookID # 10150


MARKHAM, Clements R.; The Life and Acts of Don Alonzo Enriquez de Guzman, a Knight of Seville, of the Order of Santiago, AD 1518 to 1543; translated from an original & inedited manuscript in the National Library at Madrid, with notes & an introduction by Markham. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1862, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 3, 8 [Hakluyt Society report for 1862], xxv, [ii], 168 pp, illustrations showing the arms of Guzman with engraved headpiece, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, bookplate removed from endpaper, spine ends a little frayed, interior is clean, near fine.

Cox ii, 289. Based on the original manuscript and first published here, the author describes his 'adventures in Spain, Italy, Sicily, Germany, Flanders, the Balearic Isles and Peru and is one of the very few works in which the feuds of the Pizarros and Amagro are described by an eye witness. . . it had escaped the notice of Prescott and others who have written on Peru' [from the introduction which provides a good historical perspective]. This is from the Hakluyt Society first series, scarce in any condition.

US$300. bookID # 12539


MARKHAM, Sir Clements; Civil Wars in Peru; The War of Las Salinas by Pedro de Cieza de Leon. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1923, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiv, 304 pp, index, with the errata slip tipped-in a page vii, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, signature on endpaper, corners lightly rubbed, near fine clean copy.

Markham, who has written extensively on Peru and provided translations of several important works, here provides a translation of the original work by Pedro de Cieza de Leon who was witness to the events described. The appendices are on events in Quito and New Granada, and an expedition into the mountains and forests eastward of the Andes.

US$85. bookID # 9802


MARKHAM, Sir Clements; Civil Wars of Peru by Pedro de Cieza de Leon; The War of Chupas. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1918, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xlvii, 386, xxxix [publisher's ads including list of members, publication list] pp, 3 plates of plans, 2 maps on one sheet, bibliog, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, joint lightly rubbed, front free blank endpaper stuck to board, marginal dampstains in outer margins, partly unopened, good sound copy.

Pedro de Cieza de Leon was the most important historian and authority on Peru, but this work was not available until now. Alfred P. Maudslay and B. Glanville Corney provided some editing after Markham's death.

US$70. bookID # 10322


MORELAND, W. H.; Relations of Golconda in the Early Seventeenth Century. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1931, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; li, 109, xlvii pp, two colored folding maps, one as frontis, bibliog, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, spine slightly faded but lettering clear, fine clean copy, unmarked.

The author provides an extensive introduction on the Golconda in southern India, as well as the Europeans on the Coromandel Coast, William Methwold, the Dutch relations, Golconda and Masulipatam and then provides the text of Methwold's Relation, Schorer's Relation and the Anonymous Relation and includes descriptions of religion, trade, customs, widow-burning, diamond fields, administration, the Portuguese, social conditions, etc. An appendix describes the currency, weights and measures

US$120. bookID # 12498


PENNINGTON, L. E. (editor); 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. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1997, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xvii, 380; vii, [381] - 811 pp, frontis, 26 illus, mostly full-page, of facsimiles of title pages, early maps, index of books and articles, general index, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj's, fine (as new) set.

The work covers Purchas His Pilgrims, first printed in 1625, as well as his other works, and consists of essays by 19 experts, covering all aspects of Purchas, his influence, his source materials, with an extensive bibliography.

US$25. bookID # 7097


PEREIRA, Duarte Pacheco, translated and edited by George H. T. Kimble; Esmeraldo de Situ Orbis. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1937, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxxv, 193 pp, frontis, 9 plates and charts, maps, including folding and including two folding maps, partly colored at end, bibliog, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, small light stain on rear cover, else a fine clean copy with a presentation inscription signed by Kimble on the endpaper.

Duarte Pacheco was deemed in his own day to be as eminent as Vasco da Gama, was unnoticed for nearly 400 years until his work was first published in 1892, here translated into English for the first time and with an excellent introduction, providing a good historical perspective. Duarte Pacheco had sailed around the coasts of Africa and provides the only eyewitness description of these coasts, as well as a description of navigation problems. W. F. Morris contributes Appendix IV on the map. Other appendices are on the Senegal-Niger-Nile controversy, snakes, silent barter. 'It is still a most valuable volume of eyewitness information on the sea, the coast, and the peoples of the west coast of Africa as far south as the Cape of Good Hope'. [Hart]

US$150. bookID # 12467


QUINN, David Beers; The Voyages and Colonising Enterprises of Sir Humphrey Hilbert. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1940, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xxx, 238; xv, [239] - 534 pp, 5 folding maps, including the one in the rear pocket, frontis in each volume (portrait), other illus, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, dust jackets (chipped at spine ends, bit faded), fine set without the usual foxing, gilt is bright.

Beers, author of the Hakluyt Handbook and numerous other scholarly travel works, provides a detailed 104 page introduction, providing a good historical perspective and biography. The two volumes assemble all the documents that relate to Gilbert's voyages and colonizing, a number being published for the first time, the North-West Project 1565-67, Irish schemes 1567-72, passage to Cataia, expedition of 1577-79, 1580-84, Sir George Peckham's reports, North-west Passage, etc, with appendices on the Munster Plantation scheme of 1569 and the Knollys Piracy of 1579. Not often found with dust jackets.

US$180. bookID # 12450


ROBERTSON, George, edited by Hugh Carrington; The Discovery of Tahiti; a Journal of the Second Voyage of H. M. S. Dolphin Round the World. Under the Command of Captain Wallis, R. N., in the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768, written by her master George Robertson. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1948, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; lii, 292 pp, 6 plates including folding frontis view of HMS Dolphin in Matavai Bay, Tahiti, 4 maps including one folding, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on front, gilt lettering on spine, a bright, fine and clean copy.

Wallis' travels in the Pacific followed Anson's and Byron's earlier voyages and included extensive exploration of the Magellan Straits and the Tuamotu Archipelago. Roberston's version of the voyage adds a different perspective and much additional information. This is the first printed version of Robertson's journal. Carrington's extensive introduction provides a useful historical point of view and gives much detail on the voyage. See Hill p. 555 for the 1955 edition. National Maritime Museum, I, 131: 'This journal, written by the master of the Dolphin under Wallis, covers the period when he joined her in the Thames in June 1766 until reaching Uea (Wallis Island) in the Western Pacific in 1767. Wallis' circumnavigation voyage in the Dolphin, 1766-8, included visits to Tahiti and the Tuamotu Archipelago'.

US$120. bookID # 12468


ROE, Michael (editor); 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. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1967, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; lvi, 342 pp, frontis, 6 maps including 2 folding, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly darkened at spine), else fine, clean with bright covers.

An interesting adventure in many parts, with an introduction that gives a useful context. "Epic of adventure, courage and turbulent fortune" (dj).

US$30. bookID # 9815


STEVENS, Henry N., George F. Barwick; New Light on the Discovery of Australia as Revealed by the Journal of Captain Don Diego de Prado Y Tovar. London, Hakluyt Society, 1930, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xvi, 261 pp, complete with the 5 maps including 4 folding (two in rear pocket), 2 plates are reproduced from Prado's Relacion manuscript, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignettes on covers, gilt spine title lettering, spine lightly rubbed and lightly faded, fine and clean.

Based on the recovery of the long-lost manuscript of Captain Don Diego de Prado Y Tovar, who accompanied Pedro Fernandez de Quiros on his famous voyage of exploration in the South Seas in 1605-6, which was the most important find of virgin historical material in modern times. It provides a detailed account of the discovery of Torres Strait and north most Australia. The appendix includes copies of the original letters related to the voyage.

US$80. bookID # 12506


TAYLOR, E. G. R. (ed); The Troublesome Voyage of Captain Edward Fenton 1582-1583. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1959, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; lvii, 333 pp, 15 plates and maps, including frontis (port), illustrations in text, some plates are of natural history, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in dj (spine slightly faded),.

Fenton attempted to emulate or even outdo the exploits of Drake but failed, which was typical for the time. The book is based on the papers of Fenton, covering travels to Sierra Leone, Brazil, Cape Verde, etc.

US$15. bookID # 12475


TEMPLE, Sir Richard Carnac; The Papers of Thomas Bowrey 1669 - 1713 discovered in 1913; Part I, Diary of a six weeks' tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders; Part II, the Story of the Mary Galley, 1704 - 1710. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1927, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxx, 398 pp, 9 plates, including frontis, 2 folding ship plans, specimen pages of Bowrey's diary and sailing directions, 5 maps & charts, including folding, illus, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, spine slightly faded, bookplate of Edison W. Brown MD on endpaper, interior is clean and fine in very good+ cover.

The two parts describe in considerable detail a tour through Holland and in India and Malay with all the hazards of travel in that period. An extensive introduction provides the historical perspective and various documents, papers and statements of accounts provide much interesting detail.

US$45. bookID # 12453


TEMPLE, Sir Richard Carnac; The Papers of Thomas Bowrey 1669 - 1713 discovered in 1913; Part I, Diary of a six weeks' tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders; Part II, the Story of the Mary Galley, 1704 - 1710. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1927, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxx, 398 pp, 9 plates, including frontis, 5 maps & charts, including folding, illus, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, covers bright, partly unopened, clean fine copy.

The two parts describe in considerable detail a tour through Holland and in India and Malay with all the hazards of travel in that period. An extensive introduction provides the historical perspective and various documents, papers and statements of accounts provide much interesting detail.

US$35. bookID # 10093


THROWER, Norman J. W. (ed); The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the Paramore, 1698-1701. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1981, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, 392pp, frontis, plates, maps (including folding), illus, bibliog, index; portfolio of 3 folding maps, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj's (lightly rubbed), fine, clean with bright covers.

Halley was a well-known astronomer (Halley's comet). These voyages are regarded as the first sea journey undertaken for purely scientific purposes. The work contains over 100 documents related to the voyage.

US$21. bookID # 10841


VALENTIJN, Francois, edited by Sinnappah Arasaratnam; Francois Valentijn's Description of Ceylon. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1978, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xvi, 395, frontis, 12 illus, folding map, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, front cover lightly stained, interior clean, dj (bit rubbed, not price clipped), very good.

Valentijn's Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien (Old and New East Indies) is a primary source but has never been republished in full in a critical edition or made available in English translation. This book deals with Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with substantial sections on geography, society, topography, natural history, an account of the Dutch conquest of the island, etc. One of the most informative writings on Ceylon in English for the first time.

US$20. bookID # 10310


VALENTIJN, Francois, edited by Sinnappah Arasaratnam; Francois Valentijn's Description of Ceylon. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1978, First Edition, 8vo; xvi, 395, frontis, 12 illus, folding map, bibliog, original cloth, giltvignette, dj, fine.

Valentijn's Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien (Old and New East Indies) is a primary source but has never been republished in full in a critical edition or made available in English translation. This book deals with Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with substantial sections on geography, society, topography, natural history, an account of the Dutch conquest of the island, etc. One of the most informative writings on Ceylon in English for the first time.

US$15. bookID # 661


VALENTIJN, Francois, edited by Sinnappah Arasaratnam; Francois Valentijn's Description to Ceylon, translated and edited by Sinnappah Arasaratnam. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1978, First edition, 8vo; xv, 395 pp, frontis, plates, maps including a large folding, bibliog, original cloth, giltvignette, dj (slight fraying at head of spine), else fine.

The author's original book of 1724 in Dutch has long been regarded as a primary source of information of the regions covered. This translation deals with geography, topography, society, natural history,etc. It is one of the most informative works on Ceylon, in English for the first time.

US$10. bookID # 949


VALLE, Pietro Della, edited & introduction by Edward Grey; The Travels of Pietro Della Valle in India, from the Old English Translation of 1664 by G. Havers. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1892, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, [xiv], iv, lvi, 192; xii, [193]-454, [i, errata], 16 [publisher's report] pp, 2 plates including frontis portrait of Valle, 2 folding maps, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, bookplates removed from endpaper, small light blind-stamp on title page, spine label removed, spine ends frayed, interiors clean and very good.

Based on the author's letters of 1614-1626. Cox I, 273: 'The record of his wanderings is of the utmost value for they were the product of a mind well trained in observations and well stored with general knowledge'. 'The prince of all such travellers is Pietro della Valle, the most insatiate in curiosity, the most intelligent in apprehension, the fullest and most accurate in description' [Sir Henry Yule]. A plate shows the use of the Devil's quadrant, cross-staff, maps of Goa and author's routes. The editor provides a detailed historical introduction and biography. This is from the Hakluyt Society first series, scarce in any condition.

US$200. bookID # 12537


WAFER, Lionel, edited, introduction, notes by L. E. Elliott Joyce; A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America; with Wafer's Secret Report (1898) and Davis's Expedition to the Gold Mines (1704). Oxford, The Hakluyt Society, 1934, First edition by Hakluyt Society, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; lxxi, 221 pp, 4 foldout plates, including foldout frontis of Wafer's handwriting & signature, 4 folding maps including 2 colored, index, the plates and maps mostly from early sources, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt vignette on front cover, spine slightly faded, a clean fine copy, unmarked, gilt bright.

This is a reprint of the original edition of 1699 and is superior to other reprints, having more plates and maps. This edition includes an excellent historical and introduction The maps include Darien, Caribbean, Isthmus of Darien from Dampier, and chart of San Blas Islands and adjoining coast. For the original edition, Hill p. 313: "This work contains one of the best accounts of the Isthmus of Panama, of its natural resources, and of the native Indians". Cox II, 247: "This work contains the best account that has yet been given, of the Isthmus of Panama, of the Indians there, and of the natural products, and contains many interesting items". Sabin 100940. Field 1617. There are good sections on the native trees and fruit, and on the birds, insects, fish, animals, etc.

US$180. bookID # 12455


WRIGHT, I. A.; Documents Concerning the English Voyages to the Spanish Main 1569-1580; I, Spanish Documents selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville; II, English Accounts, Sir Francis Drake Revived and Others. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1932, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; lxiv, 348 pp, frontis (portrait) with tissue guard, 2 folding maps (one colored), bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt lettering on spine, spine a bit rubbed & lightly faded, but fine and clean condition, gilt bright.

This fascinating set of documents on the various expeditions of the period is presented with a good 50 page introduction that provides the historical background. Voyages include those of Oxenham, Drake, Hawkins, Barker, and others, based on both Spanish and English documents.

US$90. bookID # 12451


WRIGHT, I. A.; Spanish Documents Concerning English Voyages to the Caribbean 1527-1568; selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1929, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 167, xlvii [ads] pp, frontis (facsimile letter of Miguel de Castellanos, 1568), 2 maps, including folding, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt title lettering on spine, spine slightly faded, lettering clear, fine, clean copy, unmarked.

This fascinating set of 29 documents on the various expeditions of the period is presented with a good introduction that provides the historical background, of this important era in the Caribbean, Spanish Main, Gulf of Mexico, where Spain and England were struggling for world supremacy.

US$130. bookID # 12494


WRIGHT, I. A.; Spanish Documents Concerning English Voyages to the Caribbean 1527-1568; selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1929, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 167, xlvii [ads] pp, frontis (facsimile letter of Miguel de Castellanos, 1568), 2 maps, including folding, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt lettering on spine, dj (chipped, about third of spine lacking), a fine and bright copy, rarely found in a dj.

This fascinating set of 29 documents on the various expeditions of the period is presented with a good introduction that provides the historical background, of this important era in the Caribbean, Spanish Main, Gulf of Mexico, where Spain and England were struggling for world supremacy.

US$150. bookID # 10342


YULE, Sir Henry; Cathay and the Way Hither; Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1866, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, complete with 5 colored maps on 3 folding sheets, other illustrations including frontis, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers and gilt spine title lettering, professionally rebacked preserving original spines and covers, edgewear, minor foxing on few leaves, very good, presentation copy signed by Yule.

Main topics include the intercourse between China and the west prior to the discovery of the Cape route, Odoric of Pordenone, missionary friars, Rashiduddin, Pegolotti, Marignolli, Ibn Batuta, Benedict Goes, etc with appendices and an extensive 250 page introduction and other introductory material. Cordier.

US$700. bookID # 10298


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