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Cathay and the Way Thither, Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: Volume I

Cathay and the Way Thither, Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: Volume I

1st Edition

Henry Yule
May 15, 2017

'Translated and Edited with a Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route'. Containing the travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone, 1316-30, and letters and reports from missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338, in...

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal: As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal: As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

1st Edition

Henry Yule, R. Barlow
May 15, 2017

The diary is transcribed, with introductory notes, etc. by R. Barlow, and illustrated by 'Copious Extracts from Unpublished Records, etc.' by Colonel Henry Yule. The volume is continued in First Series 75 and 78. The whole work contains: I. The diary, with index.--II. Notices regarding Sir...

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque: Volume II

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque: Volume II

1st Edition

Walter de Gray Birch
May 15, 2017

This is translated from Part ii of the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Continues from First Series 53, and continued in 62, and 69. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1877....

The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea. Written by Gomes Eannes de Azurara: Volume I. (Chapters I-XL) With an Introduction on the Life and Writings of the Chronicler

The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea. Written by Gomes Eannes de Azurara: Volume I. (Chapters I-XL) With an Introduction on the Life and Writings of the Chronicler

1st Edition

Edgar Prestage, Charles Raymond Beazley
May 15, 2017

Contains the translation and edition of chapters 1-40 of the chronicle, continued in First Series 100. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1896....

The History of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof: Compiled by the Padre Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, and now Reprinted from the early Translation of R. Parke

The History of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof: Compiled by the Padre Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, and now Reprinted from the early Translation of R. Parke

1st Edition

R.H. Major, Sir George T. Staunton
May 15, 2017

From the 1588 black-letter edition, after the 1586 Madrid edition. The supplementary material includes the 1852 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1853....

Notes upon Russia: Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii, by the Baron Sigismund von Herberstein: Ambassador from the Court of Germany to the Grand Psrince Vasiley Ivanovich, in the years 1517 and 1526

Notes upon Russia: Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii, by the Baron Sigismund von Herberstein: Ambassador from the Court of Germany to the Grand Psrince Vasiley Ivanovich, in the years 1517 and 1526

1st Edition

R.H. Major
May 15, 2017

Translated and edited, with notes and an introduction. The first edition of the Commentarii appeared in Vienna in 1549, but it is not clear which edition was used for this translation. Continued in First Series 12. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in...

First Part of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas by the Ynca Garcillasso de la Vega: Volume I (Containing Books I, II, III, and IV)

First Part of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas by the Ynca Garcillasso de la Vega: Volume I (Containing Books I, II, III, and IV)

1st Edition

Clements R. Markham
May 15, 2017

Translated and Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, From the 1609 Lisbon edition. Continued in First Series 45. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1869....

Danish Arctic Expeditions, 1605 to 1620: In Two Books. Book I - The Danish Expeditions to Greenland in 1605, 1606, and 1607; to which is added Captain James Hall's Voyage to Greenland in 1612

Danish Arctic Expeditions, 1605 to 1620: In Two Books. Book I - The Danish Expeditions to Greenland in 1605, 1606, and 1607; to which is added Captain James Hall's Voyage to Greenland in 1612

1st Edition

C.C.A. Gosch
May 15, 2017

Continued in First Series 97. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1897....

Early Voyages and Travels to Russia and Persia by Anthony Jenkinson and other Englishmen: With some Account of the First Intercourse of the English with Russia and Central Asia by Way of the Caspian Sea

Early Voyages and Travels to Russia and Persia by Anthony Jenkinson and other Englishmen: With some Account of the First Intercourse of the English with Russia and Central Asia by Way of the Caspian Sea

1st Edition

Charles Henry Coote, Edward Delmar Morgan
May 15, 2017

Edited from the manuscript writings of Jenkinson and other agents of the Muscovy Company in the second half of the sixteenth century, and including correspondence between Elizabeth I and Ivan IV, and reports to Cecil and the Council. Continued in First Series 73, with continuous pagination. This...

The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained: Written by Al-Hassan Ibn-Mohammed Al-Wezaz Al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus. Done into English in the Year 1600, by John Pory

The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained: Written by Al-Hassan Ibn-Mohammed Al-Wezaz Al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus. Done into English in the Year 1600, by John Pory

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Robert Brown
May 15, 2017

Containing Book I of the original, edited, with an introduction and notes. This and the following two volumes (First Series 93 and 94) have continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1896....

The Travels of Pietro della Valle in India: From the old English Translation of 1664, by G. Havers. In Two Volumes Volume I

The Travels of Pietro della Valle in India: From the old English Translation of 1664, by G. Havers. In Two Volumes Volume I

1st Edition

Edward Grey
May 15, 2017

Edited, with a Life of the Author, an Introduction and Notes. Letters 1-3, 1623. This and the following volume (First Series 85) have continuous main pagination. The supplementary material consists of the 1891 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first...

The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, by Father Joseph de Acosta: Reprinted from the English Translated Edition of Edward Grimeston, 1604 Volume I: The Natural History (Books I, II, III and IV)

The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, by Father Joseph de Acosta: Reprinted from the English Translated Edition of Edward Grimeston, 1604 Volume I: The Natural History (Books I, II, III and IV)

1st Edition

Clements R. Markham
May 15, 2017

Concerned chiefly with Mexico and Peru. With introduction and notes. The main pagination of this and the following volume (First Series 61) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1880....

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