Richmond. 1819. Two volumes. ,247pp. plus one folding plate, two folding maps, and frontispiece portrait; xi,282pp. plus frontispiece coat of arms. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, leather label, neatly rebacked in matching style. Contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Light toning and foxing of text in each volume. Very good. Item #WRCAM39777B
The Richmond edition, being the first "modern" edition, of the GENERALL HISTORIE OF VIRGINIA and THE TRUE TRAVELS of John Smith, and the first American edition of these seminal works on Virginia and Maryland. The maps reproduce the two Virginia maps found in the GENERALL HISTORIE. Contains notes on Indian vocabularies, as well as a wealth of information on Indian cultures. SABIN 82852. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3662. SWEM 17083. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 49438. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 124 (ref).