Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 347

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
HAKLUYT, RICHARD. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. 3 volumes in 2. Folio, early panelled calf, worn, boards detached, tape remnants; lacking the map as usual, lacking first two title pages, final title page worn and soiled, first volume lacking leaves Aaa1 and Eee2 as well as the typically suppressed pages 607-621 concerning Cadiz, second volume lacking final leaf Rrr6, final leaf of third volume defective with substantial loss, trimmed tightly with the occasional headline or catchword grazed, minor dampstaining; modern bookplates on front pastedowns. [London: George Bishop, 1599-1600]

Additional Details

The much expanded second edition, second issue. "It is difficult to overrate the importance and value of this extraordinary collection of voyages"--Sabin 29595. The third volume is entirely dedicated to early exploration of the Americas. Borba de Moraes page 1:391; Church 322; European Americana 599/45, 600/51; Palau 112039. with--another copy of Volumes I and II bound together. Folio, early calf, worn, rebacked; lacking the title pages and Cadiz pages, also lacking 8 other preliminary pages in Volume I, the last 5 pages of Volume II, and possibly others, dampstained, a few edges crudely restored; same bookplate and dealer descriptions on front pastedown. [London, 1599-1600].