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HAWKINS, RICHARD, SIR (1562?-1622) - The observations of Sir Richard Hawkins. Ed. by James A. Williamson

Title: The observations of Sir Richard Hawkins. Ed. by James A. Williamson
Description: Amsterdam: Nico Israel; New York: Da Capa 1970. Fine Facsimile Reprint. An exceptional copy. gilt-blocked on simile vellum boards. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight. bright. clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. still in publisher's protective wrapping.; 8vo 8' - 9' tall; 190 pages; Description: xci. 190 p. illus.: 2 fold. 26 cm. Subjects: Hawkins. Richard. Sir. 1562?-1622.America --Discovery and exploration --British --Early works to 1800. South America --Description and travel --Early works to 1800 --Travel Literature. Series: Argonaut Press #13. Notes: Reprint of the London. Argonaut Press1933 ed.; Includes bibliographical references. Summary: This is Hawkins' narrative of his voyage to Florida. the West Indies. and through the Straits to Chile in 1593 and 1594. He plundered Valparaiso. but was taken by the Spaniards at San Mateo. After his release in 1602 he wrote his memoirs as a treatise on the conduct of plundering expeditions to Spanish America. In addition to its historical importance the work gives one of the best pictures of Elizabethan sea life. It has a considerable influence upon modern literature. particularly since it became accessible by its republication. The present edition is made from the 1622 edition. It therefore includes the errors occurring in the primary edition. but these. where recognised. are commented upon in the footnotes or in the introduction.ISBN: 9060721128. Weight in Kg appr.:

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Price: EUR 45.00 = appr. US$ 48.91 Seller: MW Books
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