"[Facsimile - 20 Volumes] Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes... [and] [2 Volumes] The Purchas Handbook - Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626... ", Purchas, Samuel
Period: 1905-97 (published)
Color: Black & White
5.8 x 9 inches
14.7 x 22.9 cm
This lot includes two sets of books relating to the work of Reverend Samuel Purchas (ca. 1577-1626), who collected and published several volumes of travel and exploration literature.
A. [20 Volumes] Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes..., published 1905-07. This set is a facsimile of Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes (originally published in 1625), a comprehensive continuation of the work of Richard Hakluyt that stands as one of the most important and invaluable compendiums of early exploration and geographical history. Spanning twenty densely packed volumes, the set includes numerous illustrations and foldout maps, most of which come from plates by Hondius. Published by James MacLehose and Sons in association with the Hakluyt Society as a part of their "Extra Series." From a limited run of only one thousand copies. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles on the spines and gilt ships on the covers. Condition: Contents are lightly foxed and covers have light soiling and wear. Ex-library with deaccession stamps on borrowing card pocket attached to inside back covers. (B+)
B. [2 Volumes] The Purchas Handbook - Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626... , published 1997. This fascinating reference, drawing from the work of nineteen experts, provides a critical context for the works of Samuel Purchas. Among the topics covered over these two volumes are Purchas' editorial process, Purchas as a theological geographer, the contents and sources of Purchas His Pilgrimes, a bibliography of his works, and more. There are 28 black and white illustrations. Edited by L.E. Pennington and published by the Hakluyt Society, an organization founded in 1846 to publish primary narratives of various expeditions. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles on the spines and gilt ships on the covers. 811 pp. total. Condition: Contents and covers tight with some minor wear to the dust jackets. (A)
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