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The Merchant Explorer: A Commentary on Selected Recent Acquisitions

By James Ford Bell Collection

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Library, 1967. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Occasional Paper No. 67. [2], 41pp, Preface by John Parker, Curator, commentary: Europe Discovers Asia, Competition for Empire, An Empire on Trial, acquisitions. 8vo/21.5cm. Illustrated blue card-stock wrappers, few small surface abrasions, internally clean, tight and very good. Brochure describing purpose and extent of Bell Collection laid in. James Ford Bell (1879- 1961) was an American business leader and philanthropist whose collection of rare books devoted to the history of early modern trade comprised the basis for the James Ford Bell Library..


Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth: Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846-1966. With a complete List of the Society's Publications

By Bridges, R.C. and P.E.H. Hair, Editors

London: The Hakluyt Society, 1996. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Second Series No. 183. xi, 336pp, frontis portrait, 29 monochrome illustrations, essays by Editors and Tony Campbell, Ann Savours, R.J. Bingle, C.F. Beckingham, D.B. Quinn and Michael Strachan, index to listing of Society's publications, contributor bios, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Pictorial blue cloth gilt, HS gilt emblem on front board, no wear, in slightly ruibbed dj, small stain back panel, Erratum slip laid in, otherwise internally fine. Essays to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Hakluyt Society with biographies of its distinguished figures such as the geographer Desborough Cooley, R.H. Major, Clements Markham, Henry Yule and later figures such as William Foster, R.A. Skelton and Esmond de Beer. Roy C. Bridges was Professor of History, University of Aberdeen at the time of writing; Paul Edward Hedley Hair, had been Professor of Modern History, University of Liverpool..