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Hakluyt Society

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Works: 1,518 works in 3,067 publications in 1 language and 81,108 library holdings
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The Resolution journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772-1775 by Johann Reinhold Forster( )

20 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 2,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. The main pagination of this volume and the three other volumes in the set (Second series 152, 154-155) is continuous. Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the achievements and reputation of his eldest son George Forster, J.R. Forster - principal naturalist on James Cook's second voyage - was nevertheless recognised by many contemporaries as one of the 'universal geniuses' of the late 18th century. His journal of the voyage offers many new insights, expressed at times in quite unrestrained language, into the day-to-day relationships, life and thinking and theory-testing on the second, and the most scientific and the most epic of Cook's voyages. However, the circumstances of Forster's career and personality were such that his work was dogged by debilitating disputes and vendettas. Consequently, important works such as this journal, which would have established him as the leading comparative anthropologist, linguist, geographer and zoologist of the Pacific, have thus far remained obscure and seldom-used manuscripts. Anthropologists, ethnolinguists, geographers, botanists, zoologists and medical and literary historians will find here much new observation and theory; for the two Forsters fashioned forces to influence Alexander von Humboldt and foretell Charles Darwin. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1981
Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712 by Jean Barbot( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An edition of the original material in a manuscript account of the Guinea coast written in French in the 1680s and deriving in part from Barbot's two trading voyages to Guinea, in translation; together with additional original material from an enlarged version of the account written in English and eventually published in 1732. Sources of derived material are noted. Barbot's own drawings include the earliest set of illustrations of European forts in Guinea. Volume I covers the coast from Senegal to Gold Coast. Volume II covers the coast from River Volta to Cape Lopez
The travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325-1354 by Ibn Batuta( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume completes the translation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. Volume III ended with Ibn Battuta's appointment by the Sultan of Delhi to accompany an embassy to China. In Volume IV he describes his journey to the coast where he embarked near Cambay and sailed to Calicut. Here the ships which were to take them to China were wrecked. Ibn Battuta joined the Sultan of Honavar in a temporarily successful attack on Goa, and then went to the Maldives, which had not long been converted to Islam by another North African. Here he functioned as a judge, married into the ruling elite, and became involved in a plot to bring the islands under the authority of a bloodthirsty Sultan in south India. On the way to join him, Ibn Battuta found himself in Ceylon and took the opportunity to climb Adam's Peak. He abandoned the planned invasion of the Maldives, to which he returned briefly, and the sailed to Bengal to visit an ascetic in Sylhet. He claims to have visited several countries in south-east Asia, including Sumatra and Java and some which cannot be satisfactorily identified, and arrived at Ch'üan-chou in China. After going to Canton he travelled by a non-existent river to Hang-chou and Beijing. His return to Morocco, during which he witnessed the ravages of the Black Death in Syria and Egypt, and called at Cagliari in a Catalan ship, is described summarily. He made two more journeys, the first to part of Spain still under Muslim rule, which included Gibraltar, Ronda, Málaga and Granada, and the other across the Sahara to the kingdom of Mali on the upper Niger, from which he returned to Fez via Timbuktu, Gao, Aïr, the Hoggar country and Tuat
John Cabot's discovery of North America( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true description of three voyages by the north-east towards Cathay and China : undertaken by the Dutch in the years 1594, 1595 and 1596 by Gerrit de Veer( )

23 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 1,245 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.--
An Elizabethan in 1582 : the diary of Richard Madox, fellow of All Souls by Richard Madox( )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicling, in the main, the initial (albeit abortive) attempt to establish a spice trade in the Moluccas, the Diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls, covers a single calendar year. Since five months of that year were to pass before the flotilla of four ships rounded the Lizard, the Diary also records its author's winding up of his affairs at Oxford, his stay in London following upon the problems and false starts incident to departure, and the slow passage from Blackwall to Southampton aboard the Edward Bonaventure with the many visits to and from persons interested in the enterprise. The last seven months record the tensions and rivalries that developed in the command, the long sojourn at Sierra Leone, and an account of the subsequent passage to São Vicente, Brazil, where they were to encounter three Spanish ships and, in the words of Madox's fellow chaplain, have 'one verye hot breakfaste fyghtinge.' As a circumstantial document, the Diary provides diverse information, ranging from details of the Oxford and London scenes and the organizational aspects of the trading venture to the customs of the natives of Sierra Leone, including the earliest English record of an African language, together with drawings of the flora and fauna. As a personal document it includes mordant comments on many individuals, particularly those participants in the venture who wished to turn to piracy. From mid-September on when Richard Madox became persona non grata to his 'captaine-General, ' they are concealed by cipher and pseudonyms but they are made intelligible through the clues he supplies--marginalia, cross-referencing, and an index to incriminating passages. Inhibited from keeping the official record of the voyage as members of the Privy Council had appointed him to do, Madox seems to have used this portion of his diary as a substitute for it. Appendices include both his official record, though it is extant only up to 21 July, and the complementary diary of his fellow chaplain John Walker. Taken in conjunction with materials already printed, these several texts complete the documenting of the first attempt on the part of the English to establish a spice trade, an attempt that antedated the chartering of the East India Company by nearly 20 years"--Jacket
Cathay and the way thither : being a collection of medieval notices of China. Volume 2 by Henry Author Yule( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,194 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 1866, is the second of two compilations edited by Colonel Henry Yule on contacts with China before the discovery of sea routes to the east. It contains extracts from the work of Rashiduddin (1247-1318) describing China during the Mongol rule, Ibn Batuta's account of travel in Bengal and China in the fourteenth century, and a record of the journey of the Portuguese Jesuit Benedict Goës from Agra to Cathay (1602-1607)
Narratives of the rites and laws of the Yncas by Clements R Markham( )

8 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 1,130 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
To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey : the journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. Blossom, 1825-1828 by George Peard( )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Author Markham( )

9 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and held by 1,101 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
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( )

9 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world encompassed by Sir Francis Drake by Francis Drake( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527 by Francisco Alvares( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,095 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
Narratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of Magellan by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa( )

10 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 1,095 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 Gamba̤, 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 first voyage round the world, by Magellan by Henry Edward John Stanley Stanley( )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 1,085 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
Compassing the vaste globe of the earth : studies in the history of the Hakluyt Society, 1846-1996 : with a complete list of the Society's publications by R. C Bridges( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1846 the Hakluyt Society has published over 200 scholarly editions of 'Voyages and Travels', these being the primary sources on the initial stages of intercontinental 'cultural encounter', as well as documents of exploratory enterprise. The present volume of essays celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Society. A general essay by one of the editors, Paul Hair, examines the set of editions for evidence of their geographical and chronological range, their scholarly editing, their ideological presuppositions, and the light that they throw on developments over the period in the nature and management of the Society."--BOOK JACKET. "Next, a series of biographical essays relates distinguished figures in the history of the Society to their immediate context within British society and British overseas activities."--BOOK JACKET. "The essays are followed by a detailed list of Hakluyt Society publications 1847-1995, and an index to the title-pages."--BOOK JACKET
The letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt by Ludwig Leichhardt( )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Travels in the Tian'-Shan' : 1856-1857 by Petr Semenov-Ti︠a︡nʹ-Shanskiĭ( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2021 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by only a serf servant, in May 1856, Semenov embarked on an 18-month journey from St Petersburg through Kazan' to Semipalatinsk, and thence via the Altai to the newly established Russian settlement of Vernoe (later Alma-Ata, now Almaty). (Dust jacket)
English and Irish settlement on the River Amazon, 1550-1646 by Joyce Lorimer( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From as early as the middle of the sixteenth century Englishmen were interested in the possibility of exploring the fabled resources of the great river of the Amazons. During the first half of the seventeenth century English and Irish projectors made persistant efforts to maintain trading factories and plantation there. From at least 1612 to 1632 they inhabited settlements along the north channel of the estuary from Cabo do Norte to the Equator, making very considerable profits from tobacco, dyes and hardwoods. (Dust jacket)
Select letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus( )

13 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in English and held by 1,062 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
 
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An Elizabethan in 1582 : the diary of Richard Madox, fellow of All Souls
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Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712The travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325-1354A true description of three voyages by the north-east towards Cathay and China : undertaken by the Dutch in the years 1594, 1595 and 1596An Elizabethan in 1582 : the diary of Richard Madox, fellow of All SoulsCathay and the way thither : being a collection of medieval notices of China. Volume 2Narratives of the rites and laws of the YncasTo the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey : the journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. Blossom, 1825-1828The 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
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