"The texts contained in the present volume are reprinted with very slight alterations from the 'English garner' issued in eight volumes (1877- 1890, London, 8vo.) by Professor Arber.. The contents of the original 'Garner' have been rearranged and ...classified, under the general editorial supervision of Mr. Thomas Seccombe. Certain lacunae have been filled by the interpolation of fresh matter."--Publisher's note: v.1, p.[iv]
"The greater number...are reprinted...from Hakluyt's 'Principal navigations', either from the first edition of 1589...or...from the...edition of 1599-1600."--Introd.