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Limited Edition. Number 801 of 975 copies printed on 'Japan vellum' by Walter Lewis. This book is the first title published by the Argonaut Press. ---- The text begins with an appreciation of Drake's achievement, a narrative of his expeditions. Then there are documents, notes, testimonies and anecdotes analogous to Drake's circumnavigation.
Richard Carnac Temple was the British Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as an anthropological writer.
Ribbon bookmark present. 5 maps, one folding, 3 illustrations and a facsimile of original title page from 1628. Original woodcut by William Monk on title page.
Bindings very tight and square. Many pages unopened. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some facing of cloth at perimeter.Vellum spine darkened with a call-number sticker on the lower spine. Bookplate of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia indicating that this title is from the library of Henry Grier Bryant, first president of the society.
Book seems to be unread from the number of unopened leaves.
This reprint of the 1628 edition of the first full-length account of the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman, which was compiled fifty years after the voyage by the admiral's nephew and namesake, Sir Francis Drake, chiefly from the notes of Chaplain Francis Fletcher.
The present edition incorporates additional material, including an important prefatory essay by Sir Richard Carnac Temple and selected contemporary documents by Francis Fletcher, John Cooke, Thomas Doughty, Nuño da Silva, Sarmiento de Gamboa, Edward Cliffe, and others.
Title: The World Encompassed And Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation Of The World with an Appreciation of Achievement by Sir Richard Carnac Temple.
Edition: Limited Edition. Number 801 of 975 copies printed on 'Japan vellum' by Walter Lewis.
Publisher: London:, Argonaut Press,: 1926.
Binding: Hardcover. [No jacket issued]
lb: 4.00 lb
Seller ID: 007041