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The Hakluyt Society has for its object the advancement of knowledge and education, particularly in relation to the understanding of world history. The society publishes scholarly editions of primary sources on the 'Voyages and Travels' undertaken by individuals from many parts of the globe. These address the geography, ethnology and natural history of the regions visited, covering all continents and every period over the last two thousand years. Such texts, many previously available only in manuscript or in unedited publications in languages other than English, are the essential records of the stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter.

Established in 1846, the Society has to date published over 350 volumes. All editions are in English. Although a substantial number of the Society's past editions relate to British ventures, with documentary sources in English, the majority concern non-British enterprises and are based on texts in languages other than English. Material originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or Dutch has regularly appeared, material in Russian, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic, Chinese, Persian or Arabic occasionally.

All editions contain an introduction and scholarly annotation, giving both the general reader and the student a degree of assistance in understanding the material and providing guidance on the relevance of the episodes described, within the context of global development and world history. Volumes are often generously furnished with maps and contemporary illustrations.

Information about the Society may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant at the following address:

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  • La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo: Volume II: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan missionary plan (1617-1627) book cover

    La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo

    Volume II: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan missionary plan (1617-1627), 1st Edition

    By Celsus Kelly O.F.M, G. R. Parsonson

    Pedro Fernández de Quirós was a remarkable navigator and explorer. Having sailed in 1595 as chief pilot in the ill-fated Spanish expedition to the Solomon Islands, he returned to the 'Austral Lands' - the area of the New Hebrides - in 1605 with another expedition, which is the subject of this…

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  • The Original Writings and Correspondence of the Two Richard Hakluyts: Volume II book cover

    The Original Writings and Correspondence of the Two Richard Hakluyts

    Volume II, 1st Edition

    Edited by E.G.R. Taylor

    Continues Second Series 76, with continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1935. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce "Plate IX: John White's Map of Virginia and Florida ((From Bfit. Mws. Prfats Dept. L.B,…

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  • Relations of Golconda in the Early Seventeenth Century book cover

    Relations of Golconda in the Early Seventeenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by W.H. Moreland

    William Methwold's 'Relation', reprinted from Purchas his Pilgrimes and two other 'relations', one by Antony Schorer, translated from the Dutch, the other anonymous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1931. Owing to technical constraints it has not…

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  • The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors: From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volumes II-III book cover

    The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors

    From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volumes II-III, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alfred Percival Maudslay

    Books V-IX (1519-20) translated into English and edited, with introduction and notes, by Alfred Percival Maudslay, M.A., Hon. Professor of Archaeology, National Museum, Mexico, concerning the march to Mexico, the stay there, the expedition against Narvaez, the flight from Mexico, and the halt at…

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  • The Voyage of Sir Henry Middleton to the Moluccas, 1604-1606 book cover

    The Voyage of Sir Henry Middleton to the Moluccas, 1604-1606

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sir William Foster

    A new and enlarged edition, with an Introduction and Notes. For the previous edition, see First Series 19 (1854). The additional material includes an account by Edmund Scott of events at Bantam, 1603-05, and his description of Java. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume…

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  • The Jamestown Voyages under the First Charter, 1606-1609: Volume I: Documents relating to the Foundation of Jamestown and the History of the Jamestown Colony up to the Departure of Captain John Smith, last President of the Council in Virginia under the First Charter, early in October, 1609 book cover

    The Jamestown Voyages under the First Charter, 1606-1609

    Volume I: Documents relating to the Foundation of Jamestown and the History of the Jamestown Colony up to the Departure of Captain John Smith, last President of the Council in Virginia under the First Charter, early in October, 1609, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philip L. Barbour

    In December 1606, 120 emigrants left London in three small vessels. They landed nearly five months later in Virginia and founded a settlement which they called Jamestown. Thus the first permanent English colony was established in America. During the first few years, the colony was beset by extreme…

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  • The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East, 1672 to 1674: Volume II. From Bijapur to Madras and St Thom‚. Account of the capture of Trincomalee Bay and St Thomé by De la Haye, and of the siege of St Thomé by the Golconda army and hostilities with the Dutch book cover

    The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East, 1672 to 1674

    Volume II. From Bijapur to Madras and St Thom‚. Account of the capture of Trincomalee Bay and St Thomé by De la Haye, and of the siege of St Thomé by the Golconda army and hostilities with the Dutch, 1st Edition

    By Sir Richard Burn

    Edited by Sir Charles Fawcett

    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. The main pagination of this and the preceding and following volumes (Second Series 95 and 97) is continuous, but each has its own…

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  • The Travels of Ibn Battuta: Volume V: Index book cover

    The Travels of Ibn Battuta

    Volume V: Index, 1st Edition

    Edited by A.D.H. Bivar

    Almost everything that is known of the life and personality of Ibn Battuta is derived from his own narrative of his travels. So wrote H. A. R. Gibb in his Foreword in 1957 at the start of this Hakluyt Society project. Now over forty years later, the completion has been achieved by the publication…

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  • The Iceland Journal of Henry Holland, 1810 book cover

    The Iceland Journal of Henry Holland, 1810

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Wawn

    Sir Henry Holland, one of Victorian London's most celebrated physicians and most tireless travellers, visited Iceland twice - in 1810, as a member of Sir George Mackenzie's party of young Edinburgh scientists, and again, astonishingly, in 1871, his fascination with the bleak and distant land…

    Hardback – 1999-01-31
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  • English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon, 1550–1646 book cover

    English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon, 1550–1646

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce Lorimer

    From as early as the middle of the 16th century Englishmen were interested in the possibility of exploring the fabled resources of the great river of the Amazons. During the first half of the 17th century English and Irish projectors made persistent efforts to maintain trading factories and…

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  • The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck: His Journey to the Court of the Great Khan Möngke, 1253–1255 book cover

    The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck

    His Journey to the Court of the Great Khan Möngke, 1253–1255, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Jackson

    Prior to the 13th century the horizons of Western Christians extended no further than the principalities of what is now European Russia and the Islamic powers of the near East. Beyond lay a world of which they had only the haziest impressions. The belief that Christian communities were to be found…

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  • Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth: Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846–1996 book cover

    Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth

    Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846–1996, 1st Edition

    By R.C. Bridges, P.E.H. Hair

    A special volume of essays to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Society, with a full listing and index of Hakluyt Society publications 1847-1995. Containing: P.E.H. Hair, ’The Hakluyt Society: from Past to Future’; R.C. Bridges, ’William Desborough Cooley and the Foundation of the Hakluyt…

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  • The Itinerário of Jerónimo Lobo book cover

    The Itinerário of Jerónimo Lobo

    1st Edition

    Edited by M.G. Da Costa

    Jerónimo Lobo was the last survivor of the small band of Jesuit Fathers who tried, with a measure of success, to reconcile Ethiopia to the Church of Rome. The narrative begins with Lobo’s ordination in 1621 and ends seventeen years later. Chosen to serve in India he reached that country after being…

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  • The Expedition of the St John-Baptiste to the Pacific, 1769–1770 book cover

    The Expedition of the St John-Baptiste to the Pacific, 1769–1770

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Dunmore

    The St Jean-Baptiste expedition sailed at a crucial time in Pacific exploration. The voyages of Bougainville and Wallis had just ended, James Cook's first voyage had just begun. Jean-François-Marie de Surville entered the Pacific by way of the Philippines, made landfall in the Solomons, sailed to…

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  • Newfoundland Discovered: English Attempts at Colonisation, 1610–1630 book cover

    Newfoundland Discovered

    English Attempts at Colonisation, 1610–1630, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gillian T. Cell

    Despite the relative obscurity surrounding the earliest English settlements in Newfoundland, the documents in this volume show that they were neither unimportant, nor, ultimately, unsuccessful. Unlike the sites of other English colonies founded in the New World in the early 17th century,…

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  • The Travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325–1354: Volumes I - V book cover

    The Travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325–1354

    Volumes I - V, 1st Edition

    By H.A.R. Gibb, C.F. Beckingham

    This volume completes the translation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. Volume III ended with Ibn Battuta's appointment by the Sultan of Delhi to accompany an embassy to China. In Volume IV he describes his journey to the coast where he embarked near Cambay and sailed to Calicut. Here the ships which…

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  • Prutky's Travels to Ethiopia and Other Countries book cover

    Prutky's Travels to Ethiopia and Other Countries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henry Arrowsmith-Brown

    Remedius Prutky, Franciscan missionary, was in 1751 appointed vice-prefect of a mission sent to Ethiopia in response to an invitation by the then emperor Iyasu II; with two colleagues he left Cairo in August and reached Massawa in November. After some delay he was summoned to Gondar, which he…

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  • The English New England Voyages, 1602–1608 book cover

    The English New England Voyages, 1602–1608

    1st Edition

    Edited by David B. Quinn

    The publication of the narrative accounts of the voyages of Gisnold (1602) and Waymouth (1605) opened up for English readers what was then known as Norumbega, the later New England; They are the first documents of exploration of that region to have been published since that of Verrazzano's voyage (…

    Hardback – 1999-01-31
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  • Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741–1747: Volume II: The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746–1747 book cover

    Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741–1747

    Volume II: The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746–1747, 1st Edition

    By William Barr, Glyndwr Williams

    Volume I of Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage described the naval discovery expedition of Christopher Middleton in 1741-2, and the controversy which followed his failure to find a Northwest Passage. This second volume deals with the privately-financed expedition sent four years…

    Hardback – 1999-01-31
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  • Juan Maria Schuver’s Travels in North East Africa, 1880–1883 book cover

    Juan Maria Schuver’s Travels in North East Africa, 1880–1883

    1st Edition

    By Wendy James, Gerd Baumann

    Juan Maria Schuver was born to a wealthy Amsterdam business family in the mid-19th century. Established young as a travel writer and reporter, he decided to embark on scientific exploration. Leaving Cairo at the turn of 1880-1881 he proceeded up the Blue Nile, intending to find a new route through…

    Hardback – 1999-01-31
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  • Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555: Volume II book cover

    Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555

    Volume II, 1st Edition

    Edited by P.G. Foote

    The Swedish scholar and prelate, Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala, lived the latter half of his life in exile. His devotion to his country and his people never faltered, nor his determination to give them a glorious place on the European cultural map by his writings. On…

    Hardback – 1999-01-31
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  • Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741–1747: Volume I: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, 1741–1742 book cover

    Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741–1747

    Volume I: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, 1741–1742, 1st Edition

    By William Barr, Glyndwr Williams

    The 18th century saw a resurgence of hope that a Northwest Passage - that elusive target of European seamen over the centuries - might yet be found. Prompted by the Irish MP Arthur Dobbs, the Admiralty sent the Furnace and Discovery to Hudson Bay in 1741 in search of a navigable passage to the…

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  • Jerusalem Pilgrimage, 1099–1185 book cover

    Jerusalem Pilgrimage, 1099–1185

    1st Edition

    By John Wilkinson, Joyce Hill

    In the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem many pilgrims came to Jerusalem. The translations in this book are of seventeen western accounts of pilgrimage, written between 1099 and 1185, and there are two additional accounts from eastern pilgrims, Abbot Daniel from Russia and John Phocas from Antioch. As a…

    Hardback – 1999-01-31
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  • Agatharchides of Cnidus: On the Erythraean Sea book cover

    Agatharchides of Cnidus

    On the Erythraean Sea, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stanley M. Burstein

    Written some time before 100 BC the On the Erythraean Sea of Agatharchides of Cnidus is the most important source for an almost forgotten chapter of the history of geographical discovery, the exploration of the Red Sea and the region surrounding it by agents of the Ptolemaic government of Egypt in…

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  • The Voyage of Semen Dezhnev in 1648: Bering’s Precursor book cover

    The Voyage of Semen Dezhnev in 1648

    Bering’s Precursor, 1st Edition

    Edited by Raymond H. Fisher

    In 1736 Gerhard Müller, a member of the new Russian Academy of Sciences, while gathering historical materials in Siberia, uncovered in Yakutsk reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, around a great rocky promontory to a point south of the Pacific river Anadyr'.…

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  • Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volumes I and II book cover

    Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605

    Volumes I and II, 1st Edition

    Edited by W.E.D. Allen

    By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires…

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  • Petr Petrovich Semenov's Travels in the Tian’-Shan’, 1856–1857 book cover

    Petr Petrovich Semenov's Travels in the Tian’-Shan’, 1856–1857

    1st Edition

    By Colin Thomas

    In the mid-nineteenth century the eyes of western European explorers were firmly fixed on advancing inland from former maritime colonies in the Americas, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and Australasia, their motives often being inextricably bound up with concerns of imperial politics and commerce…

    Hardback – 1998-10-28
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  • Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555: Volume I book cover

    Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555

    Volume I, 1st Edition

    Edited by P.G. Foote

    The Swedish scholar and prelate, Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala, lived the latter half of his life in exile. His devotion to his country and his people never faltered, nor his determination to give them a glorious place on the European cultural map by his writings. On…

    Hardback – 1998-10-28
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  • The Purchas Handbook: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume I book cover

    The Purchas Handbook

    Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume I, 1st Edition

    Edited by L.E. Pennington

    The Purchas Handbook follows the model of the Society's earlier Hakluyt Handbook in providing a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Samuel Purchas (1577-1626) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as collector, editor, and author of travel literature. The Handbook attempts to…

    Hardback – 1996-12-28
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  • The Purchas Handbook: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume II book cover

    The Purchas Handbook

    Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume II, 1st Edition

    Edited by L.E. Pennington

    The Purchas Handbook follows the model of the Society's earlier Hakluyt Handbook in providing a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Samuel Purchas (1577-1626) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as collector, editor, and author of travel literature. The Handbook attempts to…

    Hardback – 1996-12-28
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  • Barbot on Guinea: Volume I book cover

    Barbot on Guinea

    Volume I, 1st Edition

    By Adam Jones

    Edited by P.E.H. Hair

    Jean Barbot, who served as a commercial agent on French slave-trading voyages to West Africa in 1678-9 and 1681-2, in 1683 began an account of the Guinea coast, based partly on his voyage journals (only one of which is extant) and partly on previous printed sources. The work was interrupted by his…

    Hardback – 1991-12-28
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  • Barbot on Guinea: Volume II book cover

    Barbot on Guinea

    Volume II, 1st Edition

    By Adam Jones

    Edited by P.E.H. Hair

    Jean Barbot, who served as a commercial agent on French slave-trading voyages to West Africa in 1678-9 and 1681-2, in 1683 began an account of the Guinea coast, based partly on his voyage journals (only one of which is extant) and partly on previous printed sources. The work was interrupted by his…

    Hardback – 1991-12-28
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  • The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854: Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume II book cover

    The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854

    Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume II, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Bockstoce

    In 1845 Sir John Franklin's expedition left England, searching for a northwest passage, and vanished into the Arctic forever. Three years later HMS Plover's was the first departure of 21 expeditions searching for Franklin. Although most of the analyses of the Franklin Search have focused on the…

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  • The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854: Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume I book cover

    The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854

    Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume I, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Bockstoce

    In 1845 Sir John Franklin's expedition left England, searching for a northwest passage, and vanished into the Arctic forever. Three years later HMS Plover's was the first departure of 21 expeditions searching for Franklin. Although most of the analyses of the Franklin Search have focused on the…

    Hardback – 1987-12-28
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  • The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795: Volumes I–IV book cover

    The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795

    Volumes I–IV, 1st Edition

    Edited by W. Kaye Lamb

    Four of the greatest maritime exploring expeditions were crammed into two decades late in the 18th century - Cook's third voyage, the French expedition commanded by La Pérouse, the Malaspina expedition sent out by Spain, and George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery. All four visited the northwest…

    Hardback – 1984-11-28
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  • The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795: Volume 4 book cover

    The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795

    Volume 4, 1st Edition

    Edited by W. Kaye Lamb

    Four of the greatest maritime exploring expeditions were crammed into two decades late in the 18th century - Cook's third voyage, the French expedition commanded by La Pérouse, the Malaspina expedition sent out by Spain, and George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery. All four visited the northwest…

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  • The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775: Volume III book cover

    The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775

    Volume III, 1st Edition

    By Michael E. Hoare

    This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. The main pagination of this volume and the three other volumes in the set (Second series 152, 154-155) is continuous. Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the…

    Hardback – 1981-12-28
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  • The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775: Volume I book cover

    The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775

    Volume I, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E. Hoare

    This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. The introduction discusses Forster's career. The main pagination of this volume and the following three volumes in the set (2nd series 153-155) is continuous. Overshadowed for nearly two hundred…

    Hardback – 1981-12-28
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  • The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775: Volume II book cover

    The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775

    Volume II, 1st Edition

    By Michael E. Hoare

    This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. The main pagination of this volume and the three other volumes in the set (Second series 152, 154-155) is continuous. Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the…

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  • The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775: Volume IV book cover

    The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775

    Volume IV, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E. Hoare

    This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. The main pagination of this volume and the three previous volumes in the set (Second series 152-154) is continuous. Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the…

    Hardback – 1981-12-28
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  • The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the Paramore, 1698–1701: Volumes I & II book cover

    The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the Paramore, 1698–1701

    Volumes I & II, 1st Edition

    Edited by N.J.W. Thrower

    Edmond Halley was already a well-known astronomer, mathematician and natural philosopher when, in 1698, he took command of His Majesty's Ship Paramore. The purpose of Halley's first two voyages was to test his geomagnetical theories; in the third voyage he investigated tidal phenomena. These…

    Hardback – 1981-12-28
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  • The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis through Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517–8 book cover

    The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis through Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517–8

    1st Edition

    Edited by J.R. Hale

    In May 1517, Luigi of Aragon, one of the most wealthy, cultivated and well-connected of Italian cardinals, left Italy for a leisurely tour through Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries and France, which lasted until January 1518. Too grand to keep a record of his own movements, he was well-served…

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  • François Valentijn’s Description of Ceylon: (Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, 1726) book cover

    François Valentijn’s Description of Ceylon

    (Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, 1726), 1st Edition

    Edited by S. Arasaratnam

    François Valentijn's Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien (Old and New East Indies) has for long been regarded as a primary source of information on a number of regions of maritime Asia. It is a veritable encyclopaedia, bringing together an array of facts, trivial and vital, from a wide range of contemporary…

    Hardback – 1977-12-28
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  • An Elizabethan in 1582: The Diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls book cover

    An Elizabethan in 1582

    The Diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Story Donno

    Chronicling, in the main, the initial (albeit abortive) attempt to establish a spice trade in the Moluccas, the Diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls, covers a single calendar year. Since five months of that year were to pass before the flotilla of four ships rounded the Lizard, the Diary…

    Hardback – 1976-12-28
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  • Yermak’s Campaign in Siberia: A selection of documents translated from the Russian by Tatiana Minorsky and David Wileman book cover

    Yermak’s Campaign in Siberia

    A selection of documents translated from the Russian by Tatiana Minorsky and David Wileman, 1st Edition

    By Terence Armstrong

    The Russian conquest of Siberia was an event of which the consequences have only slowly become apparent. Already great, they may come to dominate much of our world; with today’s technology, a resource base of this size and richness confers immense power on the owner. The conquest was a gradual…

    Hardback – 1974-12-28
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  • To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey: The Journal of Lieutenant George Peard of HMS Blossom, 1825–1828 book cover

    To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey

    The Journal of Lieutenant George Peard of HMS Blossom, 1825–1828, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barry M. Gough

    The importance of the Northwest Passage in the history of European and especially British expansion is well known. In the 40-year interlude of peace between Waterloo and the Crimean War, Britain could direct, with ease, a small portion of her fleet to polar discovery, and, by doing so, keep her…

    Hardback – 1972-12-28
    Routledge
    Hakluyt Society, Second Series

  • Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volume II book cover

    Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605

    Volume II, 1st Edition

    Edited by W.E.D. Allen

    By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires…

    Hardback – 1970-12-28
    Routledge
    Hakluyt Society, Second Series

  • Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volume I book cover

    Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605

    Volume I, 1st Edition

    Edited by W.E.D. Allen

    By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires…

    Hardback – 1970-12-28
    Routledge
    Hakluyt Society, Second Series

  • Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas, 1609, by Antonio de Morga book cover

    Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas, 1609, by Antonio de Morga

    1st Edition

    Edited by J.S. Cummins

    An account of the history of the Spanish colony in the Philippines during the 16th century. Antonio de Morga was an official of the colonial bureaucracy in Manila and could consequently draw upon much material that would otherwise have been inaccessible. His book, published in 1609, ranges more…

    Hardback – 1970-12-28
    Hakluyt Society
    Hakluyt Society, Second Series