The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England and the Summer Isles
Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Company, 1966. Facsimile; 1st Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This is a Facsimile edition of the London,1624 edition. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket but with a traycase which is also in Near Fine condition. The book itself is bound in vellum with gilt lettering and decoration to the front cover and spine. The text pages are on thick, watermarked paper. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Laid in is the introduction from the World Publishing Company. The tray case is in Very Good+ condition, but has several spots of discoloration, along with some wear and tear. "John Smith fell out of favor with the directors of the Virginia Company mostly due to his insistence of increasing food supply and reducing colonist numbers. Despite this, he wrote a series of publications after returning to England in October 1609 about the colonial effort in North America, where he marginalized the Company's involvement. The Generall Historie was based in large part on information he was given by others, as he had not personally witnessed what had happened in the years between his leaving Virginia and publishing the book. Some episodes may have been fabricated, condensed, or truncated, the most famous perhaps being whether or not he was actually "saved" from death by Pocahontas in 1607 (a fact Smith did not write about until this publication)." (from Wikipedia). Near Fine .
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Keywords: American History Captain John S A. L. Rowse Robert O Dougan Pocahontas Virigina Virginia Colony Virginia Colonial life American History