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    Purchas' Pilgrimage

    Samuel Purchas. Purchas his Pilgrimage, Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places discovered, from the creation unto this Present. In Foure Parts... The third Edition, much enlarged with Additions through the whole Worke. London: William Stansby for Henry Fetherstone, 1617. Third edition. Quarto in sixes. 6, ¦¦6, A8, B-5C6, 5D3. [Lacks 5D4, a blank]. [40], 1051, 1058-1102, [38] pages. Head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. Complete. Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine banded, title gilt on red morocco label, title-page soiled, punch-stamp of City Library of Springfield, title-page partly backed with old repair to lower corner with part of imprint restored in pen facsimile, some minor soiling and stains. Still, a very good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    "The Pilgrimes (as it is usually known) was the culmination of almost twenty years' collecting oral and written accounts of travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas... Unlike Hakluyt, Purchas attempted to construct an argument upon geographical and historical evidence that was cosmopolitan, pan-European, global, and transhistorical. The militantly theological purpose of his works may partly account for the contempt and neglect into which he largely fell in the centuries after John Locke even-handedly advised in 1703 that for 'books of travel and the collections made by our countrymen, Hakluyt and Purchas, are very good'..." (Oxford DNB).

    STC 20507. ESTC s121769. Sabin 66681. Alden, European Americana, 617/120. Streit I, 365.

    Purchas, Samuel. Purchas his Pilgrimage, Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in al Ages and Places discovered, from the creation unto this Present. In Foure Parts. This First Coutayneth a Theologicall And Geographicall Historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the Ilands adiacent. declaring the ancient Religions before the Floud, the Heathenish, Jewish, and Saracenicall in all Ages since, in those parts professed, with their severall Opinions, Idols, Oracles, Temples, Priests, Fasts, Feasts, Sacrifices, and Rites religious: Their Beginnings, Proceedings, Alterations, Sects, Orders and Successions. With briefe descriptions of the Countries, Nations, States, Discoveries; Private and publike Customes, and the most remarkable rarities of Nature, or Humane industrie, in the same. The third Edition, much enlarged with Additions through the whole Worke. London: William Stansby for Henry Fetherstone, 1617. 4to. in 6s. ¦6, ¦¦6, A8, B-5C6, 5D3. [Lacks 5D4, blank]. [40], 1051, 1058-1102, [38]p. Complete. Contemp calf, rebacked, spine banded, title gilt on red morocco label, t.p. soiled, punch-stamp of City Library of Springfield, a on t.p., partly backed with old repair to lower corner with part of imprint restored in pen facs., some minor soiling and stains. Head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. Third edition. Purchas, Samuel (bap. 1577, d. 1626), geographical editor and compiler and Church of England clergyman. "His first published compilation of travel literature was Purchas, his Pilgrimage (1613); he dedicated the second, expanded edition (1614) to his ecclesiastical patron Archbishop Abbot. By this time Purchas had already become acquainted with Richard Hakluyt, his great predecessor in the memorializing of English travel narratives, who lent books and some manuscripts for the second edition of the Pilgrimage. Two further editions appeared in 1617 and 1626. The Pilgrimes (as it is usually known) was the culmination of almost twenty years' collecting oral and written accounts of travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas... Unlike Hakluyt, Purchas attempted to construct an argument upon geographical and historical evidence that was cosmopolitan, pan-European, global, and transhistorical. The militantly theological purpose of his works may partly account for the contempt and neglect into which he largely fell in the centuries after John Locke even-handedly advised in 1703 that for Ôbooks of travel É the collections made by our countrymen, Hakluyt and Purchas, are very goodÕ..."[Oxford D.N.B.] STC 20507. ESTC s121769. Sabin 66681.Alden, European Americana, 617/120.Streit I,365. Travel. Voyages. America Africa. Asia. Theology.



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