THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA: being, An Essay towards a General History of this Colony.

Williamsburg: Printed by William Parks, 1747]. First edition, Sabin's "Edition B" with its second pagination and printing errors corrected. 8vo. viii [but these four leaves lacking], 304, 295-331; v, 34 [appendix, with this separate title page] pp. Sabin 91860: "Stith's 'History' covered the period up to 1624 ... its value is based chiefly on the manuscript sources at his command ... his printed sources were mainly the writings of Captain John Smith, Hariot, and Purchas." Howes S-1014, issue 3 ("probably printed 1753"). Evans 6071. Lacking the title page and following three leaves of preliminaries. Signature "X" badly browned, as usual for both editions (printed on "poor" paper); stamp of Mercantile Library of New York on first page and final page of text, paper flaws (with loss of a little text), a few leaves re-margined (not affecting text). Text block clean and tight, sadly lacking the title page and three preliminary leaves, but preserved in an attractive new binding. Turn of the 21st century crushed red morocco, gilt, boards framed by gilt rules interspersed with small ornaments, gilt title and rules between raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers. (10886). Item #64635

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