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Published by the Folio Society, London in 1986.


The book is in excellent condition with beige cloth covers that include black lettering and design; the design is replicated on the slipcase, which is in very good condition and has some marks / shelfwear.


This classic collection of Hakluyt's voyages across North America has been given a modern retelling and introduction by A.L Rowse; Rowse argues that Hakluyt's achievements in geography, navigation and the Atlantic settlements rival Shakespeare's significance in drama. Hakluyt informed the English of all the developments in the New Wolrd and informed them of their earlier achievements at sea.. It is a large, almost coffee table sized books and has many colour and black and white illustrations of artifacts and key figures from the time. 

The First Colonists by A.L. Rowse

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