The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies,
with Abstracts of Journals of Voyages to the East Indies, during the Seventeenth Century, preserved in the India Office. Edited by Clements R. Markham. London 1877
First edition pp.xxii, 314. Hakluyt Society, First Series, No.LVI. A very good copy re-bound in modern cloth.
Lancaster, a merchant and sea captain, sailed on the first English voyage to the East Indies in 1591, in command of the Edward Bonaventure. He made two further voyages in 1594 and 1601, visiting, among others, Aceh, Bantam and Pulau Penang. His success in trade was one of the factors in the foundation of the East India Company in 1600, of which he was an early director.