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Hakluyt Society

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Works: 991 works in 2,122 publications in 3 languages and 43,761 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Manuscripts  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Directories  Bibliography  Sources  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Dictionaries 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other, Author, Translator
Classifications: G161, 910.41
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Most widely held works by Hakluyt Society
The voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622 by Clements R Markham( Book )

9 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical background and publication of Baffin's recorded Arctic voyages
Cathay and the way thither: being a collection of medieval notices of China by Henry Yule( Book )

26 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in English and French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume 1: The first volume in the revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866). With numerous supplementary extracts from writers of the first to the sixteenth century. Volumes 2 and 3 appeared earlier (Second Series 33, 37), and volume 4 followed (Second Series 41). Volume 2: Volume 1 followed (Second Series 38). A revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866) above, whose title page was followed. The appendix contains a Latin and an Italian text of Friar Odoric's travels in the early fourteenth century. Continued in Second Series 37 and 41 below. Volume 3: Volume 1 followed (Second Series 38). A revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866). Letters and reports of missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338; Cathay under the Mongols, from Rashiduddin's history, c. 1300-1307; Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay, c. 1330-40; and John d'Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel, 1338-53, taken from his 'Chronicle of Bohemia'. Follows on from volume 2 (Second Series 33); volume 4 is Second Series 41. Volume 4: Follows on from Second Series 33, 37, 38, being part of the revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866). This volume covers Ibn Battuta's travels in Bengal and China, c. 1347, and the journey of Goës from Agra to Cathay, 1602-7, with an index to all four volumes."--Publisher's web site
The true and perfect description of three voyages by the ships of Holland and Zeland by Gerrit de Veer( Book )

16 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This book contains three accounts of Dutch voyages in search of a north-eastern passage to China, undertaken in the 1590s. (When this Hakluyt edition was published in 1853, continuing anxiety about the fate of Sir John Franklin's expedition made any accounts of Arctic exploration extremely topical.) The Dutch were not successful in establishing a north-east passage; but the stories of the expeditions and of the courage and endurance of the men who took part in them make for fascinating reading
The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies : with abstracts of journals of voyages to the East Indies during the seventeenth century, preserved in the India Office : and the voyage of Captain John Knight (1606), to seek the North-west Passage by Clements R Markham( Book )

16 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This volume, first published in 1877, contains four contemporary accounts of the voyages of Sir James Lancaster (c. 1555-1618) between 1591 and 1600 together with the journal of Captain John Knight from his 1606 voyage to discover the 'North-West Passage'. Sir James Lancaster was one of the leading traders and explorers of the Elizabethan era, whose first voyage to India in 1591 was instrumental in establishing the East India Company in 1600
Richard Hakluyt & his successors; a volume issued to commemorate the centenary of the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing: (i) 'Richard Hakluyt, by J.A. Williamson, D. Lit.', (ii) 'Samuel Purchas, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' (iii) 'English Collections of Voyages and Travels 1625-1846, by G.R. Crone and R.A. Skelton', (iv) 'The Hakluyt Society. A Retrospect 1846-1946, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' [on the Contents page 'The Hakluyt Society, 1846-1946. A Retrospect'] (v) 'The Present and the Future [of the Society], by Edward Lynam, D. Litt.' Also a prospectus with lists of publications, select maps, and members, the Laws of the Hakluyt Society, and an 'Index to the Society's publications, 1847-1946'. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1946
La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo : the journal of Fray Martin de Munilla, O.F.M., and other documents relating to the voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan Missionary Plan (1617-1627) by Celsus Kelly( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Fernández de Quirós was a remarkable navigator and explorer. Having sailed in 1595 as chief pilot in the ill-fated Spanish expedition to the Solomon Islands, he returned to the 'Austral Lands' - the area of the New Hebrides - in 1605 with another expedition, which is the subject of this volume. In his Introduction Father Kelly sets out to resolve some of the outstanding historical problems of this Quirós expedition in the light of recently discovered documents. At the same time he gives a brief description of the Franciscan missionary apostolate, its contribution to geographical discovery in the Pacific, and its missionary plans for the natives of the Austral lands. He also provides a systematic survey of source material in Spanish, Roman and other European archives. The volume contains 32 documents concerning the 1605 expedition, including Munilla's Relación, as well as the Franciscan Missionary Plan. All these have been translated by Father Kelly. Continued from Second Series 126, with which the main pagination is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1966
John Cabot's discovery of North America( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the great and mighty kingdom of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( Book )

11 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. The two-volume account by Juan González de Mendoza of the history and geography of China was translated into English in 1588. It was the first detailed description of China available in English, though the introduction to this 1853 edition reviews several earlier reports by western travellers. Mendoza did not himself visit China; his first volume is derived largely from the papers of Martin de Rada, an Augustinian friar who went to China on a missionary expedition in 1575
Select letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus( Book )

13 editions published between 1847 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised translation of the documents in First Series 2, with the editor's reply to J.A. Froude's strictures on the earlier edition in the Westminster Review (1852) and in his Short Studies on Great Subjects, vol. 2. Contains the following: Introduction.--Dati, G. La lettera dellisole che ha trovato nuovamente il re dispagna. [At end] a di XXVI. doctobre. 14.93. Florentie.--Bibliography [of the Incunabula of Columbus' first letter]--First voyage: A letter sent by Columbus to Luis de Santangel chancellor of the exchequer. [Ambrosian text]--Second voyage: A letter addressed to the Chapter of Seville by Dr. Chanca.--Memorial of the results of the second voyage. 30th of January 1494.--Third voyage: Narrative of the voyage which Don Christopher Columbus made ... as he sent it to their Majesties.--Letter ... to the (quondam) nurse of the prince John, 1500.--Letter ... to the most Christian and mighty sovereigns. Jamaica, July 7, 1503.--A narrative given by Diego Mendez. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1870
The world encompassed by Francis Drake( Book )

8 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas by Antonio de Morga( Book )

9 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Spanish, with Notes and a Preface, and a Letter from Luis Vaez de Torres describing his Voyage through the Torres Straits. The main text is from a transcription of the 1609 Mexico edition. The appendix includes a brief continuation of the history of the Philippines to 1868, particularly with regard to government and commerce. For a revised edition, see Second Series 140. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1868
History of the imâms and seyyids of ʼOmân by Ḥamīd ibn Muḥammad Ibn Ruzayq( Book )

11 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the original Arabic, and edited, with notes, appendices, and an introduction, continuing the history down to 1870, by G. P. Badger. With a map
Narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527 by Francisco Alvares( Book )

8 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Portuguese, and edited, with notes and an introduction. For a revised edition, see Second Series 114, 115. First published: 1881
The First voyage round the world, by Magellan by Henry Edward John Stanley Stanley( Book )

8 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is translated 'from the Accounts of Pigafetta, and other Contemporary Writers. Accompanied by Original Documents, with Notes and an Introduction'. It includes the log-book of Francisco Alvo or Alvaro, Pigafetta's treatise on navigation and his account of the voyage, Gaspar Correa's account, other anonymous narratives, and documents relating to the cost and other aspects of the expedition. First published: 1874
Narratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of Magellan by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa( Book )

8 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This 1895 volume contains the first English translation of the then recently discovered reports of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa, a sixteenth-century Spanish explorer, astronomer, historian and scientist. As commander of the Pacific naval station, he explored the west coast of South America, and founded Spanish settlements (which subsequently failed due to famine) along the Magellan Straits, which he was also the first to survey
The historie of travaile into Virginia Britannia : expressing the cosmographie and comodities of the country, togither with the manners and customes of the people by William Strachey( Book )

7 editions published between 1849 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript transcription of William Strachey's "The historie of travaile into Virginia Britannia," undated and in an unknown hand. Accompanied by printed illustrations which appear to have been removed from a published copy of the work. End of volume contains "A Dictionarie of the Indian language for the better enabling of such who shalbe thither ymployed."
Annual report and statement of accounts for ... by Hakluyt Society( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyage of Robert Dudley, afterwards styled Earl of Warwick and Leicester and Duke of Northumberland, to the West Indies, 1594-1595 by George F Warner( Book )

9 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some second thoughts on the tragic history of the sea, 1550-1650 by C. R Boxer( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of the rites and laws of the Yncas by Clements R Markham( Book )

6 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts, and Edited, with Notes and an Introduction. Texts include: An account of the fables and rites of the Yncas, by Cristóbal de Molina, c. 1570-84,; An account of the antiquities of Peru, by Juan de Santa Cruz Pachacuti-Yamqui Salcamayhua [an Indian], c. 1620; A narrative of the errors, false gods, and other superstitions and diabolical rites in which the Indians of the province of Huarochiri lived in ancient times, by Dr. Francis de Avila, 1608; Report by Polo de Ondegardo, c. 1560. Indexes include one of Quichua vocabulary. The supplementary material includes the 1872 and 1873 annual reports. First published: 1873
 
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Cathay and the way thither: being a collection of medieval notices of China
Alternative Names
Hakluyt Society

London. Hakluyt Society

Londres (GB)

Societas Hakluyt

انجمن هکلوت

ハクルート協会

海克魯特會

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Cathay and the way thither: being a collection of medieval notices of ChinaThe true and perfect description of three voyages by the ships of Holland and ZelandThe Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies : with abstracts of journals of voyages to the East Indies during the seventeenth century, preserved in the India Office : and the voyage of Captain John Knight (1606), to seek the North-west PassageThe history of the great and mighty kingdom of China and the situation thereofSelect letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New WorldSucesos de las Islas FilipinasHistory of the imâms and seyyids of ʼOmânNarrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527