Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid, 1885-1890. Sixteen volumes in 124 [of 126] original parts as issued. This set lacks volume 10, part 4, and volume 14, part 2, both of which have been replaced with duplicates of volume 9, part 4 (for a total of three copies of that part in this set). Titlepages printed in red and black. Several facsimiles and plates on india paper and mounted. Quarto. Each part bound in stiff vellum as issued to original subscribers. A few parts with spotting and discoloration, but mostly fine. Item #WRCAM22802A
A fine edition of Hakluyt limited to 100 copies on sumptuous large paper. The greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigation to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and a primary source for early New World exploration. Includes accounts of Hariot, Frobisher, Gilbert, the Zenos brothers, Cartier, Raleigh, Laudonnière, Coronado, Drake, and many, many others.