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Auction 158, Lot 454

"[Facsimile] The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles with the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours...", Smith, John (Capt.)

Subject: References

Period: 1966 (published)


Color: Black & White

9.6 x 13.9 inches
24.4 x 35.3 cm
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This is a facsimile copy of the first edition (1624) of John Smith's epic tale of adventure in the New World. Always having been more than a mere history of Virginia, its stories of Pocahontas made an indelible impression on American folklore and popular belief. It 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: B

Contents are foxed and toned. Covers have light soiling. The box is lightly soiled as well with some sunning along the spine. The label with the title on the box's spine is partially detached.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/22/2016