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Auction 180, Lot 812

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

Subject: References, Colonial America

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: A

Contents are near fine. Covers have minor soiling. The box is lightly soiled and sunned with some tearing along the spine.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/18/2020