Notes on the State of Virginia

Philadelphia, (PA): Printed for Mathew Carey, 1794. Second American edition, but the first to include a map. 8vo. (4), 336 pp. Folding frontispiece, an engraved view of the Natural Bridge (published in the September, 1787, issue of the "Columbian Magazine"), folding map of Virginia, folding table, in-text map of Madison's Cave. Howes J-78. Sabin 35898. Evans 27162. Sowerby 4167 (for the first edition, a 30-page entry). Verner 1794. Larned: "A comprehensive and very valuable description of the natural history, economic resources, and social condition of Virginia, drawn up in the form of answers to queries presented by Barbé de Marbois." A few scattered minor stains and some age-toning to the text, slight separations at map folds, but a very good copy in an attractive new binding by Phil Dusel. Recent period-style calf, gilt rules on edges, gilt rules and leather label on spine. (#6349). Item #58717

Price: $6,500.00

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