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"Since its foundation in 1846, the Hakluyt Society has been centrally concerned with the publication of scholarly editions of primary records of voyages and travels. With some 370 volumes published, this remains our principal activity, while we now extend our work to conferences, lectures and the award of grants and prizes. The volumes, which are distributed to current members, are illustrated with maps and plates and are widely prized for their standards of scholarship and book production.
The Hakluyt Society is named after Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616), collector and editor of narratives of voyages and travels and other documents relating to English interests overseas, his most celebrated work being The Principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation. His name was almost certainly pronounced hak’loowt, the family having come from the forest of Clwyd in the historic county of Radnor."
- This guide attempts to find versions of the publications for each of the 3 series (online and/or print.)
- Other versions may be available.
- Please check the online catalog to confirm that additional volumes have not been purchased.
- For those items not available, the library suggests that CNU Faculty, Staff and Students try the Interlibrary Loan Service.
Other Hakluyt titles of interest: