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Beverley's History of Virginia 1722  

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The History of Virginia, In Four Parts

[Beverley, Robert] A Native and Inhabitant of the Place


F. Fayram, J. Clarke & T. Bickerton



[viii], 284, [24], +[4] ad pp. 8 (of 14) engraved plates. Additional illustrated title and the lacking 6 plates all supplied in facsimile. (8vo) 19.5x12 cm. (7¾x4¾"), later brown half morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, small decorations in blind between raised bands. Second Edition.

Second, enlarged and revised edition of Beverley's work on Virginia. Comprises a history of the first settlement and its government, a description of natural resources and the "Native Indians," and an appraisal of "The Present State of the Country ... the Polity of the Government, and the Improvements of the Land." Church 885; Howes B-410 ("After John Smith, the first account of this colony, the first one penned by a native and the best contemporary record of its aboriginal tribes and of the life of its early settlers"); Sabin 5113. This copy from the library of socialite Herman Foster Robinson with long inscription on the front endpaper, Robinson committed suicide by gunshot at the age of 25, his death was front page news at the time.

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Light wear, hinges repaired; 7 plates supplied in facsimile; some foxing; very good.

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