The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro De Mendana in 1568. Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts .

Lord Amherst (Editor), Basil Thomson (Editor)

Published by Hakluyt Society / Bedford Press, London, 1901
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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This is a very good 2 volume hardcover set (complete) of the 1901 edition. Three quarter cream vellum binding, spines with titles in gilt and corners ruled in gilt. This is one of "100 Copies Printed on Large Paper", this note on a small paper strip tipped in after the front endpaper. Also this set has been signed by Basil Thomson to the recipient in 1904. Both volumes signed on the front endpapers. This set was long ago released from a major Ivy League reference library and bears their distinctive bookplates on the inside front cover of each volume. Each bookplate also stamped with the university's red oval withdrawn stamp. No call numbers on the spines. A few condition issues: Volume 1 has a small brown stain to the corner of the vellum (right bottom corner) and on the first XXV pages of the Introduction. Otherwise clean throughout. Volume 2 has a pink stain that affected the back cover edge, between the two vellum corners. The pink stain is also on the edges of the deckled sheets and worst on the margin of the frontispiece where there is also a tan stain line surrounding the pink. Photos will be sent on request. The text blocks of both volumes generally free of foxing, but a few pages with very light spotting. All photographs and plates and the 3 tipped in color maps are fine (except as stated above). Also 2 folded maps in the rear pocket of Volume 2, these are fine. There are also two small library paper slips at the back of the volumes, not check-out slips, simply stating for use in the library only. One other small pencil notation from a librarian with details of the gift on the verso of the title-page. All photographs are reproduced in sepia photogravure. 11" high X 8" wide, 482 pages. Scarce, especially the Large Paper copies, signed. These books will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 011706

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Title: The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by ...

Publisher: Hakluyt Society / Bedford Press, London

Publication Date: 1901

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Book Type: Ex-Library

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