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The Malaspina Expedition, 1789-1794: The Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 8, 11, and 13)
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The Malaspina Expedition, 1789-1794: The Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 8, 11, and 13)

By Alessandro Malaspina; Andrew David (editor); Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (editor); Carlos Novi (editor); Glyndwr Williams (editor)

London: Hakluyt Society in Association with the Museo Naval, Madrid. Complete three volume set. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 8, 11, and 13. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New books in Fine jackets. Jacket spines slightly faded. Not from a library. Heavy item (8.5 lbs/3.9kg); extra charge for Expedited, Express or International shipping. Malaspina's journals of his expedition from July 1789 to September 1794, newly translated from Spanish into English, with substantial introduction and commentary. Vol I / Cadiz to Panama. March 2002. pp. xcviii + 338. color frontispiece, 39 color and monochrome plates, 9 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-72-5. Vol. II / Panama to the Philippines. March 2004. pp. xx + 511. color frontispiece, 44 color and monochrome plates, 7 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-81-7. Vol. III / Manila to Cadiz. May 2005, pp. xxi + 487, color frontispiece, 4 color half-tones, 13 sepia half-tones, 41 black and white half-tones, 6 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-84-8. Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. Italian-born Malaspina entered the Spanish navy in 1774. In September 1788 he and fellow-officer José Bustamante submitted a plan to the Ministry of Marine for a voyage of survey and inspection to Spanish territories in the Americas and Philippines. The expedition was to produce hydrographic charts for the use of Spanish merchantmen and warships and to report on the political, economic and defensive state of Spain's overseas possessions. The plan was approved and in July 1789 Malaspina and Bustamante sailed from Cadiz in the purpose-built corvettes, Descubierta and Atrevida. On board the vessels were scientists and artists and an array of the latest surveying and astronomical instruments. The voyage lasted more than five years. On his return Malaspina was promoted Brigadier de la Real Armada, and began work on an account of the voyage in seven volumes. Among much else, it would contain sweeping recommendations for reform in the governance of Spain's overseas empire. But Malaspina became involved in political intrigue. In November 1795 he was arrested, stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment. Although released in 1803, Malaspina spent the last seven years of his life in obscure retirement in Italy. He never resumed work on the great edition, and his journal was not published in Spain until 1885. The first volume of this set contains Malaspina's journals from 31 July 1789 to 14 December 1790, covering his travels round South America. Among the places visited and described are Montevideo, Puerto Deseado, Port Egmont, Puerto San Carlos, Valparaiso, Callao, Guayaquil and Panama. Other texts include an introduction by Donald C. Cutter, Malaspina's introduction to his intended edition, and his correspondence with the Minister of the Marine before and during the voyage. The second volume contains Malaspina's journals from 15 December 1790 to 15 November 1792 covering his visits to the Pacific coasts of Central and North America, as far north as Alaska, before crossing the ocean to the Philippines. Other texts include the apocryphal voyage of Ferrer Maldonaldo through the Strait of Anian, which led to a major diversion of the Malaspina expedition in 1791. The final volume presents Malaspina's journals from 15 November 1792 to 21 September 1794, covering the expedition's return voyage from Manila to New Zealand, Australia, the Tonga Islands, across the South Pacific to South America, the Falklands and home to Cádiz. Appendices contain Bustamante's survey of East Falkland Island, his visit to Puerto de la Soledad and his search for Islas Auroras, an account of Malaspina's arrest and the suppression of his report, and details of the two corvettes with lists of their complement and of the scientific instruments and books taken on the expedition.

$126.00

The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger. Three Volume Set. (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 12, 20, and 21.)
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The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger. Three Volume Set. (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 12, 20, and 21.)

By William Scoresby; C. Ian Jackson (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. Complete three volume set. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 12, 20, and 21. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New books in Fine jackets. Jacket spines slightly sunned. Heavy item (6 lbs/2.7 kg); extra charge for Expedited, Express or International shipping. Volume I: The Voyages of 1811, 1812 and 1813. 2003. pp. lxi + 242. 9 monochrome illustrations, 5 maps. ISBN 0 904180 82 4 Volume II: The Voyages of 1814, 1815 and 1816. Appendix by George Huxtable. 2008. pp. xxxvii + 308. 8 monochrome illustrations, 3 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-92-3. Volume III: The Voyages of 1817, 1818 and 1820. Appendix by Fred M. Walker. 2009. pp. xlii + 245, 2 plates, 3 maps, 6 line drawings. ISBN 978-0-904180-95-4. William Scoresby (1789-1857) made his first voyage with his father in the whaler Resolution at the age of eleven. Three years later he was formally apprenticed to his father and another three years saw him promoted to chief officer. On his twenty-first birthday, his father moved to another ship, relinquishing command of the Resolution to his son. Another ten years would see the publication in 1820 of Scoresby's two-volume An Account of the Arctic Regions, with a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery, described as "the foundation stone of Arctic science for their scientific records and social and religious comment as well as detailed descriptions of navigation and whaling. The second volume of this set contains the unpublished accounts of Scoresby's three voyages in the Esk in 1814-16. These journals show the dangers inherent in annual sailings to the Greenland Sea in latitudes 78° to 80° N. The dangers were not merely those of besetment and damage by the ice where the bowhead whales had to be sought, nor of the persistent fog and frequent gales characteristic of these icy seas; human error and stupidity could be equally disastrous. For high drama, the 1816 journal is outstanding. When part of the Esk's hull was torn off by ice, various methods of repair were tried without success, including a drastic attempt to invert the empty ship in the sea at the ice-edge. Scoresby's ability to return the Esk safely to England seems as incredible now as it was to the crews of the other whaling ships who had eagerly anticipated plundering an abandoned ship in the Arctic. In addition to the journals and the editor's introduction, the second volume also contains a unique "second view" of the 1814 voyage: the journal kept by a young supernumerary, Charles Steward, and an appendix by George Huxtable, FRIN, on Scoresby's navigation methods. The third and final volume in this contains Scoresby's unpublished accounts of his three voyages of 1817, 1818 and 1820. During these years Scoresby's life changed profoundly. An unsuccessful hunt in 1817 led to several changes in partners. At the end of 1818 Scoresby moved to Liverpool, where he completed the writing of An Account of the Arctic Regions and watched the construction of his new ship, the Baffin. After his first summer ashore for many years in 1819, in 1820 he brought back to Liverpool a "full ship" of seventeen whales, despite being faced by mutineers in the crew who earlier had been involved in piracy in the Caribbean and, apparently, hoped to seize the Baffin "and convey her and her valuable cargo to a foreign country." In each of the journals, Scoresby wrote detailed descriptions of his landings: on Jan Mayen in 1817, western Spitsbergen in 1818, and the Langanes peninsula in northeast Iceland in 1820. The 1817 voyage, when Scoresby and others found the Greenland Sea relatively free of ice, involved him in the renewed British interest in arctic maritime exploration after the Napoleonic Wars. The Introduction to this volume contains a major reappraisal of Scoresby's role, especially in regard to his alleged mistreatment by John Barrow, Second Secretary of the Admiralty. The volume also contains an appendix by Fred M. Walker on the building of wooden whaleships such as the Baffin that were capable of routine ice navigation under sail as far north as 80° N.

$114.00

A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabia: Ibn Al-Mujawir\'s Tarikh Al-Mustabsir (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 19)
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A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabia: Ibn Al-Mujawir's Tarikh Al-Mustabsir (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 19)

By Yūsuf ibn Yaʻqūb Ibn al-Mujāwir; G. Rex Smith (Editor)

London: Ashgate for the Hakluyt Society. May 28, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in Very Good jacket. Half-inch scratch on front cover; spine faded. See photo. pp. xix + 341, 1 plate, 15 plans & maps. This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability followed the age-old Islamic practice of making the pilgrimage to Mecca and thereafter travelling in the area to further his business interests. His route began in Mecca and essentially ran south through the Red Sea coastal plain, Tihamah, down into the Yemen and along the southern coast of the peninsula. He paused long in Aden, where he observed closely the activities of the port to report at some length on its administration, its taxes, its markets, its currency, its weights and measures, and the like. His route then continued along the southern coast of Arabia into the Gulf, and he presumably returned home to the east via Iraq. The author is a wonderful observer of people: their buildings, their dress, their customs, their agriculture, their food and their history. This book is a unique source for the social and economic history of thirteenth-century south Arabia, written with a humor and wit otherwise unknown in the writings of medieval Islam. The text is of major linguistic importance too, written as it is in a far from classical Arabic. This translation is fully annotated with an introduction, appendices, glossary and full index, and contains maps and illustrations.

$54.95

Four Travel Journals: The Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 18)
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Four Travel Journals: The Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 18)

By Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra; Pringle Stokes; Joseph Henry Kay; Jacob Wainwright; Herbert K. Beals (Editor); R. J. Campbell (Editor); Ann Savours (Editor); Anita McConnell (Editor); Roy Bridges (Editor)

London: Ashgate for the Hakluyt Society. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in Near Fine jacket. Jacket spine slightly faded. pp. x + 404, 50 plates, 8 maps. The annotated texts of four previously unpublished travel journals from the period 1775-1874, treated separately with biographical and historical introductions, bibliographies and indexes: 1. The 1775 Journal of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra compiled during a Spanish survey sent from Mexico to explore the north-west coast of America. Edited by Herbert K. Beals. Bodega's journal records the voyage's travails, hardships, discoveries, and eventual return. His small schooner, Sonora, was not designed for open-ocean voyaging; a landing party was attacked and killed; midway into the voyage the Sonora became separated from her flagship; and later she was nearly capsized by a massive wave. 2. The 1827 Journal of HMS Beagle Commander Pringle Stokes in the Strait of Magellan. Edited by R. J. Campbell. This is an account of a detached operation, in very difficult weather conditions, in the western part of the strait. The introdution includes remarks on the hydrographic history of the strait from its discovery to the inception of the survey. 3. Journal kept by Midshipman Joseph Henry Kay during the voyage of HMS Chanticleer, 1828-31. Edited by Ann Savours and Anita McConnell. The voyage was to make observations in the South Atlantic to determine the shape of the Earth and to ascertain the longitudes of a number of ports. Kay's lively diary describes the Chanticleer's encounters with warships of the Brazilian navy, largely manned by Englishmen, and his struggles to take observations during gales, snowstorms, fierce squalls and constant chilling rain, nevertheless remaining cheerful in the company of his fellow midshipmen. 4. Jacob Wainwright's Diary of the Transportation of Dr Livingstone's Body to the Coast, May 1873 to February 1874. Edited by Roy Bridges. Wainwright was the young African freed slave who carved the inscription on the tree beneath which David Livingstone's heart was buried. This diary covers his journey back to the coast with the body. The remarkable record throws important light on conditions in East Africa in the 1870s as well as on the tragic life of Wainwright himself. Now published for the first time in English, it also throws some odd lights on Victorian missionary and publishing activities.

$30.00

The Hakluyt Society Annual Report (1995)
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The Hakluyt Society Annual Report (1995)

By Wendy James

London: Hakluyt Society. 1996. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. 31 pages. 1 map, 9 illustrations.

$9.80

A Presidential Address given by P.E.H.Hair, President of the Hakluyt Society, on the Occasion of a Day Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Hakluyt Society, 30 October 1996
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$9.80

Juan Maria Schuver\'s Travels in North East Africa, 1880-1883 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Vol. 184)
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Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa, 1880-1883 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Vol. 184)

By Juan Maria Schuver; Wendy James (Editor); Gerd Baumann (Editor); Douglas Johnson (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. June 1996. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 184. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of the sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in a Near Fine jacket. Mild rubbing/edgewear to jacket with an eighth-inch tear at the spine head. First Edition. pp. cvii + 392. 15 illustrations, 4 maps (2 in color). Juan Maria Schuver was born to a wealthy Amsterdam business family in the mid-19th century. Established at a young age as a travel writer and reporter, he decided to embark on scientific exploration. Leaving Cairo at the turn of 1880-1881 he proceeded up the Blue Nile, intending to find a new route through to the East African coast. This ambition was frustrated, mainly because of local political turbulence following the Mahdist challenge to the Sudanese government and internal stirrings in Abyssinia. As a result, Schuver remained for the better part of two years in the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the eastern watershed of the White Nile basin. He wrote lively accounts of these regions and his encounters with the local people. He had to return to Khartoum at the end of 1882, but took a steamer up the White Nile in the middle of 1883. He ignored advice not to travel further southwards overland and was murdered a few days into western Dinka country. Schuver had planned books in both English and French on his explorations in the country "Between the Two Niles." The only version which saw publication was an edited German translation, prepared by Petermann's Mitteilungen as a special issue in 1883. A combination of chance, the editors' interest in the region, and the collaboration of the Schuver family led to the re-discovery of the original manuscripts. The present volume offers the full English accounts supplemented by passages from the author's French revisions, and also draws on other drafts and letters, to give for the first time a full picture of Schuver's African travels.

$13.95

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 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Vol. 183)
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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 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Vol. 183)

By R. C. Bridges; P. E. H. Hair

London: Hakluyt Society. June 1, 1996. First Edition. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 183. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of the sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in a Near Fine jacket. Rubbing and edgewear to jacket. pp. xi + 336. 30 plates. A special volume of essays to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hakluyt Society, with a full listing and index of Hakluyt Society publications 18 47-1995. Contents: P.E.H. Hair, "The Hakluyt Society: from Past to Future"; R.C. Bridges, "William Desborough Cooley and the Foundation of the Hakluyt Society"; Tony Campbell, "R.H. Major and the British Museum"; R.J. Bingle, "Henry Yule: India and Cathay"; Ann Savours, "Clements Markham: longest serving Officer, most prolific Edit or"; C.F. Beckingham, "William Foster and the Records of the India Office"; D.B. Quinn, "R.A. Skelton of the Map Room"; Michael Strachan, "Esmond S. de Beer: Scholar and Benefactor"; and R.C. Bridges and P.E.H. Hair, "The Hakluyt Society and World History".

$9.85

The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354, Volume V: Index to Volumes I-IV (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 190)
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The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354, Volume V: Index to Volumes I-IV (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 190)

By A. D. H. Bivar

London: Hakluyt Society. October 28, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition. (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 190). pp. x + 153. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Binding is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Rubbing and mild edgewear to jacket. Mild foxing on top closed edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not price-clipped. Suitable for a gift. The completion of a five-volume set whose earlier volumes were published in 1958, 1962, 1971, and 1994. This fifth volume is an extensive index which covers all four previous volumes. Over the course of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, China, and south, central, and southeast Asia. Almost everything that is known of the life and personality of Ibn Battuta is derived from his own narrative of his travels. That narrative has been made accessible by this four decade long Hakluyt Society project.

$13.90

The Navigation of the Frobisher Voyages (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 1997)
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The Navigation of the Frobisher Voyages (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 1997)

By James McDermott

London: Hakluyt Society. 1998. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. 24 pages.

$9.80

Richard Hakluyt and His Books: An Interim Census of Surviving Copies of Hakluyt\'s \
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Richard Hakluyt and His Books: An Interim Census of Surviving Copies of Hakluyt's "Divers Voyages" and "Principle Navigations" (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 1996)

By Anthony Payne

London: Hakluyt Society. 1997. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Very Good. Cover and pages securely bound by two-clean staples. Interior is pristine. Three very small stains on front cover. Not from a library. 76 pages. A census of surviving copies of Hakluyt's voyages and principal navigations. Also includes "An Interim Census of Surviving Copies of Hakluyt's Divers Voyages & Principal Navigations" by Anthony Payne & P. A. Neville-Sington.

$9.80

Voyaging Worlds (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2007)
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Voyaging Worlds (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2007)

By Anne Salmond

London: Hakluyt Society. 2008. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. 19 pages.

$9.80

The Purchas Handbook, Volumes I & II: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 185 & 186)
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The Purchas Handbook, Volumes I & II: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 185 & 186)

By L. E. Pennington (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. 1997. Complete two volume set. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 185 & 186. Hardcover. First Edition. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and a vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New books in Near Fine jackets. Jackets shows light rubbing and edgewear. Vol 1 jacket has a quarter inch tear and a small crease at the top edge near the spine. Vol. 1: pp. xvii + 380; 11 plates. Vol. II: pp. vii + 431; 18 plates. Heavy item; extra charge for Expedited or Express shipping. The Purchas Handbook provides a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Samuel Purchas (1577-1626) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as collector, editor, and author of travel literature. The Handbook attempts to evaluate his significance for present-day students of history, geography, anthropology, theology, literature, linguistics, bibliography and natural history. While the emphasis is on Purchas' major work, Purchas His Pilgrimes (1625), his earlier works are also considered. Volume I, Part One is a narrative essay on the use of Purchas' works by authors from the 17th century to the present day. Part Two includes perspectives on his editing methods, the maps in Pilgrimes and Purchas' attitudes toward the indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia and America. Part Three begins with an essay on Purchas as theological geographer, and continues with ten chapters which narrate and critique his use of contemporary accounts and materials concerning Africa, Asia, the Arctic and the Americas. Part Four is a chronology of Purchas' life and of his academic, religious and publishing careers. Volume II includes a close examination of the contents and sources of Pilgrimes; a primary bibliography of his works, including an essay on the printing history of Pilgrimes and censuses of the holdings of his works in libraries throughout the world; and an annotated secondary bibliography of the use of his works by later authors. The volume concludes with an index of books and articles cited throughout the two volumes and a general index of persons, places, and major subjects.

$34.25

Travels in the Tian\'-Shan\': 1856-1857 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 189)
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Travels in the Tian'-Shan': 1856-1857 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 189)

By Petr Petrovich Semenov; Colin Thomas (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. October 28, 1998. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, vol. 189. Hardcover. First Edition. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in Near Fine jacket. Jacket shows light rubbing and edgewear. Edited by Colin Thomas. Translated from the Russian by Liudmila Gilmour, Colin Thomas and Marcus Wheeler. 1998. pp. xliii + 270. 15 color plates, 4 maps. In the mid-nineteenth century the eyes of western European explorers were firmly fixed on advancing inland in the Americas, Africa, Indian, and Australasia. Simultaneously, following their humiliation during the Crimean War, Russians resumed their perceived mission to civilize Asia. From a springboard of Siberian territories acquired over the previous three centuries, discovery and expansion radiated from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society. A key personality in that movement was the Society's librarian and secretary of its physical geography section, P. P. Semenov, who had studied under Ritter and von Humboldt at Berlin during a tour of Europe. From them he conceived the notion of travelling to the virtually unknown lands of Central Asia, ostensibly to verify opinions on the existence there of active volcanoes and glaciers. In reality his ambition was to penetrate beyond the Kazakh steppe and to reach the fabled Celestial Mountains, the Tian'-Shan' range, which constituted the politically sensitive border between Russia and China and the equally hostile buffer zone of Muslim kahnates. In May 1856 Semenov embarked on a 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). Subsequently he received a Cossack escort on his trek into the high plateaus and ridges surrounding Issyk-kul', to "the very heart of Asia." Throughout his travels, his collection of geological and botanical specimens, together with topographical and meteorological observation, and sketches made by the artist Pavel Kosharov, provided a cornucopia of primary ethnographic information and unique insights into the social and economic life of rival nomadic, pastoral clans of the Kirgiz. While presenting a European view of Central Asia before the large-scale influx of Russian peasant settlers that followed the emancipation of the serfs, Semenov's journal of 1856-57 explicitly sets out a strategy for imperial expansion that was accomplished within the next three decades, and which in turn laid the foundation for the multi-ethnic agricultural and industrial developments in the region during the Soviet period.

$15.90

The Pacific Journal of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, 1767-1768 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 9)
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The Pacific Journal of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, 1767-1768 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 9)

By Louis-Antoine de Bougainville; John Dunmore (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. 2002. First English-Language Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in Very Good jacket. Jacket spine faded and quarter-inch scratch at front hinge (see photo). pp. lxxvii + 322. 2 color plates, 3 illustrations, 6 maps. The French entered the Pacific in the late 17th century, but the ocean remained largely a Spanish preserve until British navigators began to cross its vast expanse in the mid 1760s. France's concerns that Britain might establish its superiority in the area, meant they welcomed Louis de Bougainville's voyage of exploration undertaken in 1766-9. After handing over the colony he had established in the Falkland Islands to Spain, he sailed through the still relatively unknown Straits of Magellan into the poorly charted South Pacific. He made a number of discoveries in the south west, but was too late to discover Tahiti, where Samuel Wallis had preceded him by less than a year. Reports on Bougainville's reception there and on life in the island were to create wide interest and controversy in Europe. He then sailed to the Samoan Islands and on to Vanuatu, as far as the Great Barrier Reef, and north towards New Guinea and the Samoan Islands making a number of discoveries and all the while leaving his name to a number of features, the best known of which are the island of Bougainville and the Bougainvillea flower. He returned home by way of the Dutch East Indies and the Indian Ocean. Although Bougainville published an account of his voyage in 1771, his original journal was published only in 1977; the present volume makes the latter text available for the first time in English translation.

$45.45

The Wonderful Volcano of Water: Sir Joseph Banks Explorer and Protector of  Iceland 1772-1820 (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2003)
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The Wonderful Volcano of Water: Sir Joseph Banks Explorer and Protector of Iceland 1772-1820 (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2003)

By Anna Agnarsdottir

London: Hakluyt Society. 2004. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. 31 pages.

$9.80

The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, Levant Merchant, 1647-1656 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 3)
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The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, Levant Merchant, 1647-1656 (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, Volume 3)

By Robert Bargrave; Michael G. Brennan (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. September 16, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in Fine jacket. Spine slightly faded. pp. xix + 288. 17 illustrations. This is the first fully annotated old-spelling edition of the entire text of the autograph English journal of Robert Bargrave (1628-61), recording his extensive travels as a merchant. This manuscript describes four separate journeys made by Bargrave: his sea voyage from England to Constantinople; an arduous return journey overland from Constantinople to England, via Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Germany, and the Low Countries; extensive travels, for both commercial and cultural purposes, in Spain, Sicily, Italy and the Morea; and a return journey from Venice to Margate, via Trento, Innsbruck, and Augsburg, including his visit to Heidelberg where he met the exiled English royalist community at the court of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia. The introduction to the edition gives detailed consideration to the political, religious, and personal affiliations of the Bargraves, a prominent Kentish family, with special reference to their experiences of overseas travel. While abroad, Robert also twice met up with his cousin, John Bargrave (c. 1610-80), the noted traveler and antiquarian. The introduction also provides an assessment of the historical, literary, and geographical importance of Robert Bargrave's journey; a survey of his extensive musical and dramatic interests; and the first detailed account of the provenances of both Bargrave's manuscripts.

$16.95

Fort Yukon: The Hudson\'s Bay Company in Russian America (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2005)
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Fort Yukon: The Hudson's Bay Company in Russian America (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2005)

By C. Ian Jackson

London: Hakluyt Society. 2006. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. 24 pages.

$9.80

Philip II\'s Empire: A Decade at the Edge (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 1998)
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Philip II's Empire: A Decade at the Edge (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 1998)

By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

London: Hakluyt Society. 1999. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Fine. 20 pages.

$9.80

Continental Travel and Journeys beyond Europe in the Early Modern Period: An Overlooked Connection (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2008)
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Continental Travel and Journeys beyond Europe in the Early Modern Period: An Overlooked Connection (The Annual Hakluyt Society Lecture 2008)

By Daniel Carey

London: Hakluyt Society. 2009. Staple-bound pamphlet. 1st Edition. Very Good. 23 pages.

$9.80

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