Auction 162, Lot 790


"[Lot of 3 - Facsimiles] A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia [and] A Short Account of the First Settlement of the Provinces of Virginia, Maryland, New-York, New-Jersey... [and] The Journal of Major George Washington...",

Subject: References

Period: 1922-91 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

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A. [Facsimile] A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, by Thomas Hariot, published 1951, black & white (5.4 x 7.4"). This is a compact facsimile of the quarto edition of Hariot's important book on Roanoke Island, originally published in 1588. A mathematician, astronomer, ethnographer, and translator, Hariot ventured to the New World in 1585-86, producing from his firsthand experience the first original English book about the first English colony in the New World. His understanding of the Carolina Algonquian language and his observations on the native's culture proved influential to future explorers and colonists. This facsimile features an introduction by Randolph G. Adams. One of only 500 copies. 48 pp. Hardbound with illustrated covers showing sections from De Bry's map of Virginia. Includes a green cardboard slipcase with a label reading "The Quarto Hariot's Virginia." Condition: Contents tight with a hint of toning along the edges. Covers have slight wear. Book plate on front endpaper. Slipcase has moderate soiling and minor shelf wear. (B+)

B. [Facsimile] A Short Account of the First Settlement of the Provinces of Virginia, Maryland, New-York, New-Jersey, and Pensylvania, by the English..., by the American Geographical Society, published 1922, printed color (7.1 x 10.3"). This is a facsimile of Fayrer Hall's brief work on the colonies of the Mid-Atlantic, originally published in 1735. It includes a fold-out map in outline color: John Senex's A Map of Virginia According to Captain Iohn Smiths Map Published Anno 1606 Also of the Adjacent Country Called by the Dutch Niew Nederlandr Anno 1630 (19.0 x 14.8"). Reprinted by the American Geographical Society. No. 350 of 790 copies. 20 pp. Hardbound. Condition: Contents very good with minor toning along the edges. The fold-out map has toning along one fold, a short fold separation at top, and some extraneous creases. Book plate on front endpaper. Hinge is starting. Spine is heavily chipped, but covers are still intact, albeit with light soiling and shelf wear. (B)

C. [Facsimile] The Journal of Major George Washington - An Account of His First Official Mission..., by George Washington, published 1991, black & white (5.0 x 7.8"). This handsome facsimile of the journal of young George Washington was published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Written when Washington was only 21, it recounts his mission to deliver a message from Governor Dinwiddie to the French commander in the Ohio Valley. Its publication was crucial in the development of Washington's military career and, more broadly, his career in public service. It includes an introduction, the letter Washington delivered, a translation of the reply, a title page illustration, and a map tracing Washington's route. 42 pp. Hardbound in dark blue boards with gilt title on the spine and a dust jacket. Condition: Contents and covers tight. The dust jacket has minor wear and soiling. (A)



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Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/26/2017