Auction 103, Lot 641

"The Generall Historie of Virginia, New - England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An: 1584. to this present 1624. With the Procedings of those Severall Colonies...", Smith, John (Capt.)

Subject: History - Colonial America

Period: 1966 (published)

Publication: World Publishing Co.

Color: Black & White

9 x 13 inches
22.9 x 33 cm

This is a facsimile copy of the first edition (1624) of John Smith's epic tale of adventure in the New World. This book has always been more than a history of Virginia. With its stories of Pocahontas, it made an indelible impression on American folklore and popular belief. Includes a 14 page booklet containing a historical introduction by A.L. Rowse, and bibliographical notes by Robert O. Dougan. Large quarto, faux vellum, gilt on the spine, gilt-stamped coat of arms of James I on the front board, cloth ties, 1 folding map, 248 pages. Housed in clamshell box covered in gray buckram with paper label facsimile of the title page, lined in blue velvet. A sumptuous publication.


Condition: A

Folding case has some wear and a small tear on one edge of spine at the bottom. Book and contents fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/11/2003