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PURCHAS, Samuel.

Purchas his pilgrimage,

or Relations of the world and the religions observed in al ages and places discovered, from the Creation unto this present. In foure parts. This first contayneth a theologicall and geographicall historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adjacent. Declaring the ancient religions before the Floud... With briefe descriptions of the countries, nations, states, discoveries; private and publike customes, and the most remarkable rarities of nature, or humane industrie, in the same. The third edition, much enlarged with additions through the whole worke.

1617 Stock Code: 31204
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Third edition of Purchas's first published compilation of travel literature, first published in 1613. By this time Purchas had already become acquainted with Richard Hakluyt, his great predecessor in the memorializing of English travel narratives, who lent books and some manuscripts for the expanded second edition, published in 1614. A later edition was published in 1626. Despite being published first, this volume is sometimes shelved as a supplement to the four folio volumes of Hakluytus Posthumus, or, Purchas his Pilgrimes (1624-5).

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Small folio (287 x 188 mm) in sixes. Later, probably 18th-century reversed calf, covers with gilt and blind rules, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, red morocco label, lacks ties.


Some rubbing, corners bumped, previous owner's neat ink notations on front endpapers. Very good.


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