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Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: New Edition. Volume II: Odoric of Pordenone

Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: New Edition. Volume II: Odoric of Pordenone

5th Edition

Henri Cordier
January 12, 2018

Volume I followed (Second Series 38). A revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866) above, whose title page was followed. The appendix contains a Latin and an Italian text of Friar Odoric's travels in the early fourteenth century. Continued in Second Series 37 and 41 below. This is a...

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568: Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts. Volumes I-II

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568: Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts. Volumes I-II

1st Edition

Lord Amherst of Hackney, Basil Thomson
October 23, 2017

Four narratives, edited with introduction and notes, two of them by or attributed to Mendaña's companions, Hernando Gallego and Pedro Sarmiento. This and the following volume (Second Series 8) have continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published...

The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619: As Narrated in his Journal and Correspondence. Volumes I-II

The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619: As Narrated in his Journal and Correspondence. Volumes I-II

1st Edition

William Foster
October 23, 2017

Edited from Contemporary Records. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 2) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1899. Owing to technical constraints the portrait of Sir Thomas Roe is not included in the e-book...

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volumes I and II

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volumes I and II

1st Edition

W.E.D. Allen
July 05, 2017

By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires...

The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt: Volume I

The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt: Volume I

1st Edition

M. Aurousseau
July 05, 2017

Ludwig Leichhardt is chiefly known as the most important of the scientific explorers of Australia. His lively but detailed letters provide a narrative of his life from his student days in the mid-1830s until 1848 when he disappeared in the Australian interior. Leichhardt's main interest was natural...

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volume I

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volume I

1st Edition

Helen Wallis
May 15, 2017

Captain Philip Carteret sailed to the South Seas as second in command to Samuel Wallis on a voyage of discovery of the Southern Continent. Separating from Wallis at the exit to the Strait of Magellan he went on to make an independent voyage which has earned him the reputation of being the ablest...

The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776: Told in Despatches and other Contemporary Documents. Volumes I-III

The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776: Told in Despatches and other Contemporary Documents. Volumes I-III

1st Edition

Bolton Glanvill Corney
May 15, 2017

Instructions, minutes, despatches, and other documents from Spanish and English archives, relating to exploration of the East Indies, translated into English and compiled, with notes and an introduction.. Continued in Second Series 36 and 43. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the...

The Prester John of the Indies: A True Relation of the Lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Ethiopia in 1520, written by Father Francisco Alvares Volume I

The Prester John of the Indies: A True Relation of the Lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Ethiopia in 1520, written by Father Francisco Alvares Volume I

1st Edition

G.W.B. Huntingford, C.F. Beckingham
May 15, 2017

This is an account of the Portuguese mission which landed at Massawa on the west coast of the Red Sea in April 1520 and re-embarked 6 years later. It was the first European embassy known to have reached the Ethiopian court and returned safely from it. It was a small group of fourteen, among whom...

The Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590: Documents to illustrate the English Voyages to North America under the Patent granted to Walter Raleigh in 1584 Volume I

The Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590: Documents to illustrate the English Voyages to North America under the Patent granted to Walter Raleigh in 1584 Volume I

1st Edition

David Beers Quinn
May 15, 2017

Texts from Hakluyt's Principall Navigations (1589), together with the items added by him in 1600 and much additional material, a few documents in summary form. This volume takes the narrative to January 1586/7 and includes a descriptive list of John White's drawings of the first colony; the...

The Hakluyt Handbook: Volumes I-II

The Hakluyt Handbook: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

D.B. Quinn
May 15, 2017

The Hakluyt Handbook provides a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as a collector, editor, translator and author of travel literature. In Volume I, part one consists of a series of essays by specialists in the...

Missions to the Niger: Volume I: The Journal of Friedrich Horneman's Travels from Cairo to Murzuk in the Years 1797-98; The Letters of Major Alexander Gordon Laing, 1824-26

Missions to the Niger: Volume I: The Journal of Friedrich Horneman's Travels from Cairo to Murzuk in the Years 1797-98; The Letters of Major Alexander Gordon Laing, 1824-26

1st Edition

E.W. Bovill
May 15, 2017

This is the first of several volumes on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mingo Park. It begins with the travels of Friedrich Hornemann and then leaps a quarter of a century to the great journey of Alexander Gordon Laing. The travels of Lyon, Oudney, Denham and Clapperton will...

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer: Volumes I-III

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer: Volumes I-III

1st Edition

William Crooke
May 15, 2017

Composed in the form of letters and first published in 1698. This volume, edited with notes and an introduction, contains Letters I-III. Continued in Second Series 20 and 39. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1909....

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