The Voyage of Sir Henry Middleton to Bantam and the Maluco islands; being the Second Voyage set forth by the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East-Indies. Henry. Corney Middleton, ed, Bolton.

The Voyage of Sir Henry Middleton to Bantam and the Maluco islands; being the Second Voyage set forth by the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East-Indies.

London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1855 (1856). 4, 8, [x], xii, 83, 52, viii pp. Illus. with 6 plates incl. 3 maps & plans. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 19. Spine sunned, small tear to tail of spine, otherwise a very good+ copy, unopened (uncut) but for preliminaries. Lowndes, p. 80. Cox I: 265. Oaten 263. Item #33602

The 1606 title-page begins: The last East-Indian voyage. The appendix includes commissions, letters of James I addressed to foreign rulers, and other documents. . The supplementary material includes the 1856 annual report. "This is the original edition of Sir Henry Middleton's voyage to Bantam and the Molucca Islands. It is an account of the second voyage set forth by the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies. . . . It includes letters from the Kings of Ternate, Tydore and Bantam. Walter Burre, for whom the book was printed, may be regarded as the writer of the work, as he seems to have taken the imperfect MS. of the original author, whose name he withholds, and to have completed it by means of information supplied to him by other members of the voyage," (Cox).

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