London: 1722. [8],284,[28]pp. plus fifteen engraved plates including frontis. Contemporary polished calf, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red. Front board detached, rear hinge cracking, spine scuffed and slightly chipped at extremities. Corners and edges worn, boards lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary manuscript annotation on p.31. Light tanning, scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM41863A

Second edition of Beverley's THE HISTORY AND PRESENT STATE OF VIRGINIA..., following the first edition of 1705, one of the first histories of Virginia, by a planter who spent most of his life there. The present edition contains important textual additions, including the author's theories on the desirability of Indian-White intermarriage. Also contains a brief section on Indian languages and learning. HOWES B410, "aa." SABIN 5113. CHURCH 885. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 722/18. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 377. STREETER SALE 1099.

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One of the First Substantial Histories of Virginia