The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, 16 parts/17 vols.+ handwritten index.
Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid, 1885. 4to. This is the Large Paper edition, limited to 100 copies, published 1885-1890. It is 16 parts in 17 volumes, bound in blue buckram with leather spine labels and pastedown titles on the front covers; the last volume is Vol. XVI, Part II, followed by a separate facsimile of handwritten index volume, 76 pp., bound in vellum with a leather label on the front cover; title page: "Seaforth: (Mrs.) E. Bacon, 1892." The owner's effort? Ink fountain pen neatly traced over pencil, on laid paper; very handsome handwriting. There is water damage, of varying severity, throughout the set and index; the most noticeable problem being the warped boards. Spines are sunned, sl. discolored from water damage, although leather/gilt labels are bright. The cloth is visibly stained around the bottom edge. Deckle edges; Whatman handmade paper. T.e.g. Subscription list and editions are described at the end of Vol. XVI Part II (17th vol.) /Vol. I: Northern Europe; 370 pp. Pastedown stained; slight warp/ripple. Ffep auction record clipping. Edges of cloth stained, esp. on back cover. Title page dampstained. (Bookseller's?) notes in pencil preceding title page. /Vol. II: North Eastern Europe Part I. 213 pp. Slight warp/ripple. Pages 202-213 stained along hinge. /Vol. III: North-Eastern Europe and the Adjacent Countries: Part II. 326 pp. Slight warp/ripple. Dampstain inside lower corner, esp. title page. /Vol. IV: North-Eastern Europe and the Adjacent Countries, Part III. 368 pp. Mod. warp/ripple. Half-title to pp. 11 dampstained. Color folding map: European Russia (VG cond.) /Vol. V: Central & Southern Europe. 340 pp. Minor dampstaining, faint warp/ripple. /Vol. VI: Madeira and the Canaries; Ancient Asia, Africa, &c. 232 pp. Sl. dampstaining, faint warp/ripple. /Vol. VII: England's Naval Exploits with Spain. 294 pp. Faint dampstaining, minor warp/ripple. /Vol. VIII: Asia, Part I. 274 pp. Mod. dampstaining, warp, sl. ripple. /Vol. IX: Asia, Part II. 337 pp. Pastedown title loose, rippled. Boards warped; sl. ripple. /Vol. X: Asia, Part III. 277 pp. Slight warp/ripple. /Vol. XI: Africa. 407 pp. Sl. staining to cloth; almost no warp/ripple. Index Vols. VIII-XI. /Vol. XII: America, Part I. 383 pp. Mod. dampstaining front & back; sl. warp/mod. ripple. /Vol. XIII: America, Part II (I). 322 pp. Mod. dampstaining, sl. warp/ripple. /Vol. XIII, Part II: America, Part II. Pp 323-622. Mod. dampstaining, sl. warp/ripple. Index XIII. /Vol. XIV: America, Part III. 469 pp. Sl. warp/ripple. /Vol. XV: America, Part IV; The West Indies, Voyages of Circumnavigation. 447 pp. Faint warp/ripple. /Vol. XVI: Voyages of Circumnavigation, Part II; Miscellaneous; Index. 432 pp. /*Handwritten Index Volume; 76 pp.; (Mrs.) E. Bacon, 1892; same height, bound in vellum; top corner dampstained, interior laid watermarked paper near fine cond. Sl. foxing to endpapers. Extra signatures bound in rear. Title page in red and black ink to mimic the Goldsmid set. Large and heavy set, WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. Fair to Good Buckram (Item ID: 3100)