Title: The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (...
Publisher: London: The Hakluyt Society, 1887, 1888 & 1889.
Publication Date: 1889
Edition: 1st Edition
Transcribed for the Press, With Introductory Notes, Etc., by R. Barlow, and Illustrated by Copious Extracts from Unpublished Records by Colonel Henry Yule. In Three Volumes. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society series No. LXXIV, LXXV & LXXVIII. The Hakluyt Society was established in 1846 for the purpose of printing rare or unpublished voyages, travels and naval expeditions by those who first explored these unknown and distant regions. The majority of these illustrate the history of the great age of discovery which forms the foundation of modern history. Publications were distributed only to members of the Society. Vol I - The Diary, With Index. xii, 265 pp + 16 pp ads The Hakluyt Society. Vol II - Containing Notices Regarding Sir William Hedges, Documentary Memoirs of Job Charnock and Other Biographical and Miscellaneous Illustrations of the Time in India. 3 pp Report of The Hakluyt Sociery for 1887, 17 pp, ccclx + 16 pp ads The Hakluyt Society. Frontispiece - engraved portrait & 2 other engraved plates. Also 10 plates with facsimile autographs. Vol III - Containing documentary contributions to a Biography of Thomas Pitt, Governor of Fort St. George; With collections on The Early History of the company's settlement in Bengal; and On Early Charts and Topography of the Húglí River. 3 pp Report of the Hakluyt Society for 1888, 19 pp, cclxii + 16 pp ads. Frontispiece & 5 other plates & 5 plates of facsimile autographs. Foxing on some prelim pages. Some spots of foxing intermittently in text. Binding tight. Many pages unopened. Yellow eps. Bound in blue cloth boards of the Hakluyt Society with gilt lettering on spines. Gilt vignette of the sailing ship 'Victoria' on front covers. Blindstamp decoration on boards. Cloth torn in two small patches on rear board of Vol I. A few tiny holes along rear edge of spine in Vol II. Some light brown patches on boards of Vol III. Spines somewhat darkened. Some very light browning in places on boards. Overall condition VG. Bookseller Inventory # 6370
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