2nd ed., 1969. Xi + 348 pp., port. frontis., + 15 other plates & 3 maps. Blue cloth; gilt; 22 x 14cm. Small mark to corner of rear cover o/w V.G. +. First published in 1949, Dr. Williamson was the acknowledged authority on Elizabethan sea-history of his day. In this standard biography he provides a fresh appraisal of Hawkins and his remarkable personality, tracing the early career of Hawkins as a young captain trading out of Plymouth, and examining his great seamanship skills before moving on to his later life when he fearlessly fought the Spaniards. He was equally effective in his role as statesman. This new edition of 1969 incorporates numerous revisions and new material, notably in Hawkins in the Canary Islands. THE STANDARD BIOGRAPHY OF SIR JOHN HAWKINS.