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Creator:
Purchas, Samuel, 1577?-1626.
Title(s):

Hakluytus posthumus or Purchas his Pilgrimes. : Contayning a history of the world, in sea voyages, & lande-trauells, by Englishmen and others. ... Some left written by Mr. Hakluyt at his death more since added, his also perused, & perfected. : All examined, abreuiated, illustrated w[i]th notes, enlarged w[i]th discourses, adorned w[i]th pictures, and expressed in mapps. : In fower parts, each containing fiue bookes. / By Samuel Purchas, B.D.

Additional Title(s):

Purchas his Pilgrimes

Published/Created:
Imprinted at London : For Henry Fetherston at ye signe of the rose in Pauls Churchyard, 1625.
Physical Description:
4 v. : ill., maps ; 35 cm. (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G159 P98 1625+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
British Art Center copy has extra copy of engraved t.p. laid in.
Engraved t.p., found only in v. 1. Also issued with engraved t.p. dated 1624; cf. Church, E.D. Discovery, 401A.
Each of the 4 parts or vols. has special t.p. with title: Purchas his Pilgrimes; and with imprint: London : Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone ..., 1625.
Parts 1-2 and 3-4 paged continuously, except book 1 of pt. 1, which is paged separately. Many errors in paging. For full collation see Church; STC (2nd ed.), 20509.
Includes indexes.
Maps by Jodocus Hondius and others.
Signatures: v. 1: [par.]⁶ a⁶ A-Q⁶ R-S⁴, 2A-4P⁶ 4Q2, a-c⁴; v. 2: [par.]² 4Q3-6 4R-8Q⁶, 2a-2e⁴; v. 3: [pi]⁴*⁶ A⁴ B-5A⁶ 5B1-2, 3a-3h⁴ 3i²; v. 4: [par.]⁴ 5B3-6 5C-8A⁶ 8B⁴, 4a-4e⁴.
Vol. 1: [36], 186, [10], 468, 479-642, 645-748, [24] p. (p. [1]-[2] of 3rd group blank), [1] double leaf of plates; v. 2: [4], 749-857, 860-1270, 1269-1860, [40] p.; v. 3: [28], 668, 699-1006, 1009-1140, [68] p. (p. [1]-[2] of 1st group blank), [3] double leaves of plates; v. 4: [8], 1141-1234, 1237-1973, [41] p. (p. [1]-[2] of 1st group blank), [2] double leaves of plates.
Bound uniformly with: Purchas his Pilgrimage ... London : Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone ..., 1626. The later work is often regarded as v. [5] of this work.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 20509.
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, 401A.
Catalog of printed books of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., v. 21, p. 165-166.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 66683-66686.
Lowndes, W.T. Bibliographer's manual of English literature (1871 edition), v. 3, p. 2010-2011.
Subject Terms:
Copley, Joseph, Sir, 1804-1883 -- Bookplate.
Fetherston, Henry -- Publisher.
Hale family -- Bookplate.
Stansby, William -- Printer.
Voyages and travels.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1625.
Contributors:
Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612.
Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616.
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