1933 The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins
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Folding Maps, Illustrated, Limited Edition, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding
Richard Hawkins was a renowned seventeenth century English seaman, explorer and pirate, who saw considerable action against the Spanish Armada. After sailing to South America to raid the Spanish colonies on the Pacific coast, Hawkins produced a fascinating account of this privateering venture, detailing notable geographical discoveries and detailed descriptions of wildlife, that was printed shortly after his death in 1622. This work was edited from Hawkins's original text of 1662, with an introduction, notes, and appendices by the renowned English writer on maritime history James A. Williamson. Collated, complete with four maps, two of which are folding. This work is the thirteenth publication of the 'Argonaut Press'. This is a limited edition copy, numbered in ink '209' of four hundred and seventy five copies printed on Japon vellum, to the uncut limited edition colophon to the rear of the work.
In a quarter vellum binding with a coloured and gilt crest to the front board. Externally excellent with minor shelfwear to extremities and head and tail of spine. Slight rubbing and marking to spine, as expected with a vellum binding. Prior owner's bookplate and bookseller's label tipped to front pastedown. Light scattered spotting to endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to extremities but very bright and clean throughout. Pages uncut throughout.
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