Hakluyt Society

Founded in 1846, the Hakluyt Society is one of the world's most prestigious text-publication institutions, devoted to the publication of primary and subsequent narratives relating to global travel, exploration and discovery. Often available previously only in manuscript or in unedited versions in languages other than English, these texts are essential records of the initial stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter. In scope, scholarship and production values, the Society maintains a prominent position in its field, and its publications, particularly the earlier volumes, remain in high demand. The Society has so far published over 200 editions in some 350 volumes, all of them in English.

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  • AGATHARCHIDES OF CNIDUS

    On the Erythraean Sea

    Translated and edited by Stanley M. Burstein. [Hakluyt Society].

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  • AL-MUJAWIR, Ibn

    A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabia

    Ibn Al-Mujawir's 'Tarikh Al-Mustabsir'.

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  • ALMEIDA, Manoel de

    Some Records of Ethiopia, 1593-1646

    Being Extracts from 'The History of High Ethiopia or Abassia'. Together with Bahrey's 'History of the Galla'. Translated and edited by C.F. Beckingham and G.W.B. Huntingford.

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  • BARBOT, Jean

    Barbot on Guinea

    The Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678-1712. Edited by Paul Hair, Adam Jones and Robin Law. [Complete set].

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  • BARGRAVE, Robert

    The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, Levant Merchant (1647-1656)

    Edited by Michael G. Brennan.

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  • BARLOW, Roger

    A Brief Summe of Geographie

    Edited with an Introduction and Notes by E.G.R. Taylor.

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  • BATTUTA, Ibn

    The Travels of Ibn Battuta AD1325-1354. Volumes IV and V. [These two volumes only (of 5).]

    Translated with Revisions and Notes from the Arabic Text edited by C. Defremery and B.R. Sanguinetti by H.A.R. Gibb. The Translation completed with Annotations by C.F. Beckingham. Index (Vol. V) compiled by A.D.H. Bivar.

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  • BECKINGHAM, C.F.

    The Prester John of the Indies

    A True Relation of the Lands of the Prester John, being the Narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Ethiopia in 1520, written by Father Francisco Alvares. The Translation of Lord Stanley of Alderney (1881) revised and edited with additional Material.

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  • BISHOP, Captain Charles

    The Journals and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-West Coast of America, in the Pacific, and in New South Wales, 1794-1799

    Edited by Michael Roe.

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  • BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine de

    The Pacific Journal of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, 1767-1768

    Translated and edited by John Dunmore.

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  • BOWREY, Thomas

    The Papers of Thomas Bowrey, 1669-1713

    Discovered in 1913 by John Humphreys and now in Possession of Lieut-Colonel Henry Howard. Part I: Diary of a Six Weeks' Tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders. Part II: The Story of the MARY GALLEY, 1704-1710. Edited by Sir Richard Carnac Temple.

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  • BOXER, ed., C.R.

    South China in the Sixteenth Century

    Being the narratives of Galeote Pereira, Fr. Gaspar de Cruz, Fr. Martin de Rada (1550-1575).

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  • BROECKE, Pieter van den

    Pieter van den Broecke’s Journal of Voyages to Cape Verde, Guinea and Angola (1605-1612)

    Translated and edited by J.D. La Fleur.

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  • BROUGHTON, William Robert

    William Robert Broughton’s Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific, 1795-1798

    Edited by Andrew David. With an Introduction by Barry Gough.

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  • CABOT, John

    The Cabot Voyages and Bristol Discovery under Henry VII

    With the Cartography of the Voyages by R.A. Skelton. [Edited by J.A. Williamson. Hakluyt Society].

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  • CARRE, Abbe

    The Travels of Abbe Carre in India and the Far East, 1672-1674. [Complete set]

    Translated from the manuscript Journals of his Travels in the India Office by Lady Fawcett, and edited by Sir Charles Fawcett with the assistance of Sir Richard Burn. [Complete set.]

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  • CASTILLO, Bernal Diaz Del

    The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. Vol. I [only]

    From the only Copy made of the original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro Garcia. Translated into English, with Introduction and Notes by Alfred Percival Maudslay.

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  • COLUMBUS, Christopher

    Select Documents illustrating the Four Voyages of Columbus. [Complete set].

    Including those contained in R.H. Major's Select Letters of Christopher Columbus. Translated and edited with additional Material, an Introduction and Notes, by Cecil Jane. [Complete set.]

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  • DEZHNEV, Semen

    The Voyage of Semen Dezhnev in 1648: Bering’s Precursor

    With Selected Documents by Raymond H Fisher. [Hakluyt Society].

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  • DOWNTON, Nicholas

    The Voyage of Nicholas Downton to the East Indies, 1614-15

    As recorded in contemporary Narratives and Letters. Edited by Sir William Foster.

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  • DRAKE, Sir Francis

    The Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkins

    Edited by Kenneth R. Andrews.

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  • DRAKE, Sir Francis

    Sir Francis Drake’s West Indian Voyage 1585-86

    Edited by Mary Frear Keeler.

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  • ERYTHRAEAN SEA.

    The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. By an unknown Author

    With some Extracts from Agatharkhides 'On the Erythraean Sea'. Translated and edited by G.W.B. Huntingford.

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  • FENTON, Captain Edward

    The Troublesome Voyage of Captain Edward Fenton, 1582-83

    Narratives and Documents. Edited by E.G.R. Taylor

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  • FLORIS, Peter

    Peter Floris

    His Voyage to the East Indies in the GLOBE 1611-1615. The Contemporary Translation of his Journal. Edited by W.H. Moreland.

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