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by Henry Stevens
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Thomas Hariot was the author of ' Briefe and true report of the new foundland of Virginia.London, 1588, 4
COLLECTORS OF RARE English books always speak reverently and even mysteriously of the 'quarto Hariot' as they do of the 'first folio.' It is given to but few of them ever to touch or to see it, for not more than seven copies are at present known to exist. Even four of these are locked up in public libraries, whence they are never likely to pass into private hands.
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