Lot 44 of 175:
A History of the Valley of Virginia  

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Title:
A History of the Valley of Virginia

Author:
Kercheval, Samuel

Place:
Winchester

Publisher:
Samuel Davis

Date:
1833

Description:

i-xlvi; 49-486 pp.  12mo, 20th-century full calf, bound to style with early morocco spine label laid on. First Edition.

Still one of the best histories of the early settlement of the Shenandoah Valley, though as Streeter notes the second and third sections of the book are simply reprints of earlier works, including Doddridge's Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars (1824). However, Kercheval's original contributions are valuable; according to Streeter "...he was assiduous in interviewing the old timers and has assembled a large body of fact and tradition." Reprinted numerous times through the first half of the 20th century, the first edition has long been a sought-after rarity. This a tastefully restored copy, and as nice a copy as we have handled. STREETER 1336 (making 75). HOWES K104(aa).

Donated by Lorne Bair Rare Books, Winchester, VA


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Margins of six text leaves have been professionally conserved (nowhere approaching text); scattered light foxing and age-toning; very good.


 
Item number:
252135
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