Very Good. No dj, very minor wear to corners, at top end of spine there is some abrasive wear, otherwise book is very clean and nice, with tight binding and NO markings. Pasadena's premier independent new and used bookstore. England.
Hbk 235pp small 4to quarter parchment over paper-covered boards rough-cut pages illustr maps no dj as issued spine darkened with fading to the gilt titles and sunfading to the top few inches of the boards corners bumped now in custom acetate jacket otherwise an unused text with many uncut pages and altogether a very good clean tight unmarked working copy of this handsome volume.
Very good, covers unevenly sunned. 4to lxv and 235 pages, 1 folding b/w map, 3 other b/w maps, 1 b/w plate and 4 b/w illustrations in the text. Bound in blue cloth boards and a vellum spine with gilt spine titles and gilt decoration on the front cover. Previous wonerr's bookplate. This work is the first publication of the Argonaut Press. It is number 907 of an edition of 975 printed on Japon Vellum with an original colored woodcut on the title page by William Monk and printed by Walter Lewis at the University Press, Cambridge. It contains a reprint of Drakes edition of 1628 of "The World Encompassed" plus the following contemporary documents: 1. Francis Fletcher's notes, 2. John Cooke's narrative, 3. Thomas Doughty's oration, 4. Nuno da Silva's relation, 5. Drake in California, 6. Edward Cliffe's story, 7. Sarmiento de Gamboa's report, 8. Don Francisco de Zarate's Letter, 9. San Juan de Anton's testimony, 10. Drake's letter of safe-conduct, 11. the charge against Drake of hanging captives. All are in English or translated into English
1926, a numbered copy from a limited edition of 975. (4to) Good to very good, no dust jacket. 235pp. Blue cloth with a vellum spine. Ribbon marker, maps, folding maps. The vellum is soiled and bumped, the cover is faded with some spotting. (History, Explorers, Voyages and Travels)
And analogous contemporary documents concerning Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the world. 4to, pp. l lxv, 235. Index. Unopened. Illustrated with a fold-out map. Blue cloth with vellum spine, stamped in gilt. Cover little soiled, o/w a nice copy. Includes an essay entitled "Appreciation of Drake"s Achievement" by Temple which details Drake"s life and voyage.
1926, no. 265 of limited, numbered edition of 975 copies. () Very good. [x] 235pp. Square quarto. 1 / 4 vellum; blue cloth covered boards, gilded embossed ornament to front board. Spine title stamped in gilt, stamped rules in same; some rubbing to spine at joints. Edges of boards somewhat darkened, some slight soiling to both, corners slightly bumped. Textblock fore and lower edges un-trimmed, slightly darkened; blue ribbon marker as issued. Illustrated title page; printed on Japon. A finely bound copy; beautifully realised. The first publication of the Argonaut Press; an account of Drake's voyage around the world. The limited edition, in addition to being printed on Japon vellum, also has an original woodcut illustration by British artist William Monk. This volume was later re-published as part of a 16 part set; both the original and the reprint are extremely scarce.
The world encompassed and analogous contemporary documents concerning Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the world
by Sir Francis Drake, N. M. Penzer, Sir Richard Carnac Temple
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