Containing: (i) 'Richard Hakluyt, by J. A. Williamson, D.Lit.', (ii) 'Samuel Purchas, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' (iii) 'English Collections of Voyages and Travels 1625-1846, by G. R. Crone and R. A. Skelton', (iv) 'The Hakluyt Society. A Retrospect 1846-1946, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' [on the Contents page 'The Hakluyt Society, 1846-1946. A Retrospect'] (v) 'The Present and the Future [of the Society], by Edward Lynam, D. Litt.' Also a prospectus with lists of publications, select maps, and members, the Laws of the Hakluyt Society, and an 'Index to the Society's publications, 1847-1946'. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1946.