Notes: An annotated bibliography of accounts of the discovery of the Americas before Columbus. The list is organized by discoverers, with sections for Chinese, Northmen, Arabs, Welsh, Venetians, Portuguese, Poles, and Martin Behaim. Scarce.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A good copy in canvas wrappers. The front wrapper has a vertical crease; the corners are separating from the paper backing. This copy has tipped in mimeographed labels, one giving ordering instructions and the second marking this as a complimentary copy. The presentation is to H. Stevens, probably the prominent 19th century bookseller and bibliographer. The chapter on Welsh discoverers is annotated, probably indicating books owned and sought.
Publication: Boston: (the author), 1881.
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