HARCOURT, Robert (Text by); Sir C. Alexander Harris (Edited, with Introduction & Notes by) ~ A Relation of a Voyage to Guiana by Robert Harcourt 1613. With Purchas's Transcript of a Report made at Harcourt's instance on the Marrawini District
London, Printed for The Hakluyt Society, 1928
Hakluyt Society, Second Series. No LX. Issued for 1926. 8vo [218 x 140 mm]; Pp. xii, 188, frontis (portrait of Harcourt), 3 folding maps, (Coast of Guiana by Gabriel Tatton; Guiana by P. Du. val.; Guiana, to illustrate the Hakluyt Edition of Harcourts Relation). Bibliographical Notes. Publishers blue cloth with blind stamped ruling and decoration, Gilt device to upper and lower boards. Gilt title lettering to spine. Spine very slightly darkened with very faint signs of a removed label to bottom of spine. Some wear along spine edges, and scattered spots of wear to spine and boards, more so to lower board. minor wear to spine ends. Signs of removed book plate or label on front pastedown and front free endpaper. Univ. Coll. embossed stamp to bottom edge of title page. Small 10mm closed tear to edge of Map B where attached, just going onto map, otherwise a very good clean, sound and bright looking copy.
This book contains chapters on; Historical Survey of Guiana; The Country, the Natives and the Products (Geography, Ethnology, Natural History); Harcourt's Scheme of Colonisation; A Relation of the Voyage to Guiana. The three appendixes include; Passages added in the Second Edition with Introductory Note; The Fisher Report with Introductory Notes; Note on the Composition of the Map specially prepared to accompany this volume.