London: Hakluyt Society, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #009204
xxxvi, 250 pages of text including an index and glossary, followed by 16 pages of publisher's information. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Minimal to moderate rubbing to extremities with minor bumping to corners, a few minor scuffs, and moderate sunning and soiling to spine; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Inner hinges slightly cracked. Illustrated by 8 folding maps in color, and 23 plates and facsimiles. Minor foxing scattered throughout text. Section of front endpaper clipped, with previous owner's name present. First Series, No. 99. This text may lack a corrigenda leaf.