Title: The Voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622.
Publisher: London: The Hakluyt Society, 1881.
Publication Date: 1881
Edition: 1st Edition
Edited, With Notes and an Introduction by Markham. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society series No. LXIII. The Hakluyt Society was established in 1846 for the purpose of printing rare or unpublished voyages, travels and naval expeditions by those who first explored these unknown and distant regions.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. lix, 192 pp. Frontispiece - engraved portrait & 9 maps (Map of Coast of Arabia and Entrance to Persian Gulf, Five Maps to Illustrate the History of the Delineation of Baffin's Bay, Part of the West Coast of Greenland, West Coast of Spitzbergen & Facsimile of Baffin's Chart of Hudson's Strait). An account of William Baffin's five recorded voyages including a Discourse as to a North-West Passage. Previous owner's signature - "H.W. Gore Booth, Yacht Kara" of Lissadell House, Co. Sligo, Ireland on top of title page. Sir Henry Gore Booth was a renowned arctic explorer and this volume formed part of the library he kept on board. Musty smell from book. Text clean. Binding tight. Yellow eps. Bound in blue cloth boards of the Hakluyt Society with gilt lettering on spines. Cloth section of about 1.5 inches at top of spine almost detached. Rear edge of spine split along two thirds of length and front edge of spine split for about 3 inches at top and half inch at bottom. Boards damp-stained. Gilt vignette of the sailing ship 'Victoria' on front covers. Blindstamp decoration on boards. Top and bottom of spine and corners rubbed. Overall condition Good+. Bookseller Inventory # 6375
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