Sir Walter Raleigh: Discoverie of Guiana

London: Robert Robinson, 1596 (Sp Coll Hunterian Cp.3.29)

Line of text from 'The Discoverie of Guiana'.

In 1595, Sir Walter Raleigh sailed for South America seeking out the fabled city of El Dorado. The following year, he wrote The Discoverie of Guiana in an attempt to persuade others of the potential of this fertile and unspoilt land.

This is a copy of the first edition, bearing an ownership inscription on the front flyleaf dated 1677. The binding is probably contemporary, made from cheap, limp vellum with the title added in manuscript to the spine.

Title and author added to spine in manuscript. Contemporary frontbinding of Sir Walter Raleigh's 'The Discoverie of Guiana' held by University of Glasgow Library Special Collections.

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The historie of the world... (1634) Sp Coll Eadie f2
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