Voyages And Travels.
Archibald Constable and Co., Ltd.
Mainly during the 16th and 17th centuries. with an introduction by c. raymond beazley, f.r.g.s. (an english garner). vols. i and ii.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xxviii + 332 pp; Vol. II, xxiv + 444 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Extremities worn, and fly leaves lightly browned; otherwise a very good clean ex-library copy with class no. on spine and neat label on front pastedown. Illustrated by facsimiles or reprints of original title pages. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and by title page device. The contents of this selection of twenty six tracts in the English Garner series include mostly English voyages of trade, travel and exploration. The long account of the voyage of Jan Huyghen van Linschoten to Goa has a brief relation of Sir Richard Grenville's last fight in the Revenge in the Azores, 1591. Other documents cover the first, second and third voyages of John Hawkins, a narrative of Drake's Nombre de Dios expedition of 1572-73, the English Levant trade and the retaking of the island of St Helena, some of them being taken from Hakluyt. These texts were reprinted from the eight volumes of the English Garner, 1877-90, by Professor Edward Arber (1836-1912). Charles Raymond Beazley (1868-1955), historian of early voyages, was Professor of History at the University of Birmingham, 1909-33.
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