By Samuel J. Hough
This exceptional catalogue of the Lesser Antilles offers wide, unique descriptions of roughly a thousand revealed books and 1000 manuscripts that Walter Beinecke, Jr., gathered over numerous a long time and donated to Hamilton collage in Clinton, ny, the place he's a trustee. the gathering comprises thousands of infrequent unique files, fifty maps, plantation reviews, correspondence, and oil work and watercolors. The catalogue of the Walter Beinecke, Jr., assortment describes targeted manuscript fabric and plenty of infrequent books extra totally than formerly on hand in bibliographies. The Houghs have utilized complicated bibliographical wisdom to this paintings and in a few situations have additional cogent historic annotation. The collection's content material addresses problems with huge overseas significance. complete realizing of the early heritage of the U.S. can top be accomplished by means of learning interplay one of the ecu states and the Antilles, in addition to the economic connection among the continental colonies and the Antilles. through the century and a part represented during this assortment, England grew from a northern ecu strength to a dominant international energy, its progress principally funded via wealth supplied from the Indies.
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Anghiera, Pietro Martire d', 14551526. The Historie Of The West-Indies, Containing the Acts and Aduentures of the Spaniards, which have conquered and peopled those Countries, inriched with varietie of pleasant relation of the Manners, Ceremonies, Lawes, Gouernments, and Warres of the Indians. Published in Latin by Mr. Hakluyt, and translated into English by M. Lok, Gent. London, Printed for Andrew Hebb, and are to be sold at the signe of the Bell in Pauls Church-yard. ] 4to. , 318 numbered leaves.
Acknowledgments One of the pleasures in preparing this catalogue has been in getting to know Mr. Beinecke. He is a man who built a collection because he wanted to learn something and who read the books he collected. He was able to provide insights, and, when we thought we had finished, brought us an important manuscript which we had not previously seen. Mr. Beinecke's willingness to delegate, and his support of the enterprise, made our task possible. At Hamilton College we had a friendly reception and were greatly helped, first by Robert Paquette, associate professor of history, who coordinated the project.
A Declaration Of The Demeanor And Cariage Of Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight, aswell in his Voyage, as in, and sithence his Returne; And of the true motiues and inducements which occasioned His Maiestie to Proceed in doing Iustice upon him, as hath bene done. London, Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie. M. DC. XVIII.  4to. , 63 p. (A2, A-H4) 19 cm. Page 7 "Raleigh was beheaded on the morning of October 29, 1618. This book, which appeared November 27th, was written by Lord Bacon, and is an attempt to justify King James' conduct in causing Raleigh to be put to death" (Church).