"The best and most complete edition" (Hill)

Hakluyt's Collection of Early Voyages, Travels and Discoveries of the English Nation. A New Edition, with Additions.

London: Printed for R.H. Evans ... J. Mackinlay ... and R. Priestley, 1809-1812.

Price: $6,500.00

About the item

One of 250 on Royal Paper. Vol. 1: xxvii, [5], 670, [2]; Vol. 2: ix, [9], 684; Vol. 3: viii, [8], 623, [1]; Vol. 4: [6], 612; Vol. 5: [4], vi, [7]-595, [1]pp. With additional title pages reprinted from the original editions. 5 vols. 4to. "The best and most complete edition" (Hill). Smooth tan calf, rebacked, marbled edges. Covers a bit worn, foxing to the preliminary and terminal leaves in each vol. Hill 744; Lowndes II, p. 972; Sabin 29599.

Item #323383

"An accurate reprint of the best folio [1588-1600] 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, and was sold separately to complete old editions” (Lowndes).

According to a note on the verso of the title-page, there were only 325 sets of this edition printed: 250 on Royal paper and 75 on Imperial paper. Scarce, particularly complete with all five volumes.