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[The first portion of this tract was written by Smith "with his owne hand," as he states in his "Generall Historie." It consists of a description of the country, its soil and productions, with a full account of its native inhabitants. This part ends at page 39. The second part had a separate title: "The Proceedings of the English colonie in Virginia since their first beginning from England in the yeare of our Lord 1606, till this Present 1612, with all their accidents that befell them in their journeys and discoveries," etc.-Catalogue.]
5502 Stephens (William). A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia beginning October 20, 1737. To which is added a State of that Province as attested upon Oath in the Court of Savannah, November 10, 1740, vol., calf, rough g.e., by Zaehnsdorf, W. Meadows, 1742, 8vo. (281) Essex, £7 55.
5503 Stith (William). The History of the First Discovery and Settlement of Virginia, being an Essay towards a General History of this Colony, levant morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, Williamsburg, William Parks, 1747, 8vo. (286)
Edwards, £6 5s.
[Inserted is a note by Mr. Lefferts: "There are two editions of Stith's 'Virginia,' title reading same, but reprinted throughout; one is on finer paper than the other (mine is of this 'fine' variety). The first marked point of difference is on page iii. following the title; the ornamental band at top in fine variety has a row of crowns across both top and bottom, while in the other there is only one crown in centre of top and bottom. Nearly every page shows slight differences in the setting-up, although on the whole it is a paginary reprint."-Catalogue.]
5504 Tailfer (Patrick) and others. A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia in America, from the first Settlement thereof until this present period, uncut copy, xviii. 118pp., half morocco, Charles-Town, South Carolina, printed by P. Timothy for the Authors, 1741, 8vo. (288) H. Stevens, £8 10s.
[This rare pamphlet contains some very unpleasant particulars of the scandalous conduct of the Rev. John Wesley during his apostolic mission in Savannah.-Catalogue.] 5505 Tailfer (Patrick) and others. A true and historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia, etc., another copy of the same edition, but cut, morocco, gilt edges, Charles-Town, South Carolina, printed by P. Timothy, for the Authors, 1741, 8vo. (289) Maggs, £3 55. 5506 Thevet (Andrewe). The New Found Worlde, or Antarctike, wherein is contained wonderful and strange things, as well of humaine creatures, as Beastes, Fishes, Foules and Serpents, Trees, Plants, Mines of Gold and Silver, garnished with many learned aucthorities, travailed and written in the French tong, and now newly translated into Englishe, ornamental border round title, two small holes in last
leaf, black letter, calf, red edges, Henrie Bynneman for
[The first translation into English, and perhaps one of the most interesting of the early English books relating to America. It is, in fact, the earliest relating to Canada. The author gives a long account of that country, which he derived from Cartier, whom he calls "James Quartier."Catalogue.] 5507 Thomas (Gabriel). An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania, and of WestNew-Jersey in America . . . two parts in one volume, folding map, piece cut out of title mended in, first few leaves of text mended at the bottom inner corner, morocco, floriated borders, with doublure of blue morocco, broad gold border, by David, enclosed in a morocco slip case, A. Baldwin, 1698, small 8vo. (295) Quaritch, £109
[The first dedication begins with "Friend William Penn, I here present thee with a succinct (yet compleat) Account of the late Improvement, and present State of the Noble Province." ... In the preface to the reader, the author says, "Nor is there the least question or doubt to be made but this Noble Spot of Earth will thrive exceedingly.”— Catalogue.] 5508 Thorovvgood (T.) Jevves In America, or Probabilities That
the Americans are of that Race. With the Removal of
[Mr. Field remarks: "This is the first dissertation in English on that fertile subject of controversy and hypothesis, the origin of the American Indians. In 1652, Thorowgood's treatise was answered by Hamon L'Estrange, in a tract entitled 'Americans no Jewes,' London, 1652."-Catalogue.] 5509 Vaughan (Sir William). The Golden Fleece. Divided into three Parts . . . Translated from Cambrioll Cochos, out of the Southernmost Part of the Iland, commonly called Newfoundland, by Orpheus Junior, small hole in page 115, with the folding map of Newfoundland, frequently missing, morocco, g.e., by F. Bedford, Francis Williams, 1626, 4to. (304) Quaritch, £14 5510 Verardus-Columbus. In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi Hispaniar [um] regis Bethicæ & regni Granatæ obsidio victoria aud triumphus, Et de Insulis in mari Indico nuper inuentis, 36 unnumbered leaves, the Letter of Columbus filling the last seven and a half, 6 woodcuts, morocco, g. e., Basle, J. Bergman de Olpe, 1494, 4to. (305) Quaritch, £50
[Of the seven early Latin editions known of the Cosco translation of this celebrated Letter of Columbus, only two bear an actual date. This edition is doubly interesting by reason of the woodcuts. The Columbus Letter is here appended to a relation by Verardus of the capture of Granada by Ferdinand from the Moors.-Catalogue.]
5511 Virginia Richly Valued by the description of the maine land of Florida her next neigbour: Out of the foure yeeres
continuall trauell and discouerie . . . of Don Ferdinando
[The name of the original author, as Hakluyt says in the Epistle Dedicatorie of the volume, "is not set downe." Of his Portuguese text, printed at Evora in 1557, very few copies are known.-Catalogue.]
5512 Virginia. Nova Britannia, Offring Most Excellent fruites by Planting in Virginia. Exciting all such as be well affected to further the same, woodcut of ship on title, morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, For Samuel Macham, 1609, 4to. (307) B. F. Stevens, £35
[After Smith's "True Relation" of 1608, this is the first printed book relating to the English settlements in Virginia. There are three, if not four, editions or variations. Some copies have not the ship on the title-page, and the third word is differently spelt "offering" or 'offring." The dedication is signed R. I. (supposed to be Robert Johnson) in some copies, while in others these initials do not appear. The greatest textual difference occurs on the recto of D4. This copy had only three paragraphs on that page. Another, probably a later edition, has four. This difference was brought about by the omission of the sentence, "As also euery Planter and Adventurer shall be inserted in the Patent by name." The new Charter was not signed by the King until May 23rd, 1609, having been kept open to receive the names of the "Planters and Adventurers." It seems probable, therefore, that the edition or editions without the above sentence were printed after this date. Date cut into, but had the preliminary leaf marked "A." From Almon W. Griswold's collection, with his arms on the front side of the binding.-Catalogue.] 5513 Virginia. The New Life of Virginia. Declaring the former successe and present estate of that plantation, being the second part of Nova Britannia. Published by the authoritie of his Majesties Counsell of Virginea, levant_morocco, g. e., Felix Kyngston, 1612, 4to. (308) B. F. Stevens, £40 5514 Virginia. Observations to be Followed for the making of fit roomes to keepe Silke-Wormes in, as also for the best manner of planting of Mulberry trees to feed them. Published by authority for the Benefit of the Noble Plantation in Virginia, morocco extra, g. e., by Zaehnsdorf, Felix Kyngston, 1620, 4to. (309) Quaritch, £20 5515 Virginia. A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia. With the Names of the Adventurors, and Summes adventured in that Action. By his Maiesties Counseil for Virginia, 22 Junii, 1620, pagination of some leaves cut into, few leaves mended in the back margin,
morocco extra, g. e., by F. Bedford, Printed by T. S., 1620,
[Several issues of this book appeared in the same year. The early ones consisted of a number of pieces separately paged and presumably issued at intervals, as the information came to hand. The present copy is of the latest issue, when all the separate pieces were reprinted under one continuous pagination (97pp.) and register.-Catalogue.] 5516 Ward (Nathaniel). The Simple Cobler of Aggawam in America. Willing to help 'mend his native Country lamentably tattered, both in the upper leather and sole, with all the honest stitches he can take. And as willing never to bee paid for his work, by Old English wonted pay, calf, John Dever and Robert Ibbitson, for Stephen Bowtell, 1647, 4to. (312) Maggs, £4 6s.
[The rare first edition, ending with two stanzas on page 80 besides "The Clench."-Catalogue.] 5517 Welde (Thomas). A Short Story of the Rise, Reign and Ruin of the Antinomians, Familists and Libertines that infected the churches of New England, and how they were confuted by the Assembly of Ministers there, as also of the Magistrates proceedings in Court against them, uncut copy, but having a few leaves mended, and restored in facsimile where necessary, morocco, g. t., by W. Pratt, Ralph Smith, 1644, 4to. (316) H. Stevens, £4 4s.
[This book having been printed on paper too small for the page of type, is nearly always found badly cut into. Even in this uncut copy the paper in some leaves is not large enough to take all the type.-Catalogue.]
5518 Welde (Thomas). Antinomians and Familists condemned by the Synod of Elders in New England, with the Proceedings of the Magistrates against them and their apology for the same. Together with a memorable example of God's Judgements upon some of those Persons so proceeded against, uncut copy, crushed levant morocco, g.e., by F. Bedford, Ralph Smith, 1644 (317) Maggs, £6 17s. 6d. 5519 Welde (Thomas). An Answer to W. R. his Narration of the Opinions and Practises of the Churches lately erected in New England, few leaves slightly cut into in sidenotes or catchwords, morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, Tho. Paine for H. Overton, 1644, 4to. (318) H. Stevens, £5 10s.
[Welde was associated with John Eliot and Richard Mather in the production of the "Bay Psalm Book." A native of England, he went to America in 1632 and was ordained minister at Roxbury.--Catalogue.]
5520 Whitbourne (Captain Richard). A Discovrse and Discovery of Nevv-found-land, with many reasons to prooue how worthy and beneficiall a Plantation may there be made, after a far better manner than now it is, Felix Kyngston for William Barret, 1620-A Discourse containing a loving invitation both honourable and profitable to all such as shall be Adventurers either in person or purse for the
advancement of his Majesties Plantation in the NewFound-land, Felix Kingston, 1622, 2 vol. in 1, the first edition of both parts separately issued, fine copies in the original vellum, with silk ties, enclosed in a levant morocco slip case, 1620-1622, 4to. (321) H. Stevens, £33 5521 Whitbourne (Richard). A Discovrse and Discovery of Newfovnd-land, with many reasons, etc., morocco, dull gold edges, by the Club Bindery, Felix Kingston, 1622, 4to. (322) Essex, £3 35.
[This second edition comprises the "Discourse," with alterations, together with the "Loving Invitation" appended, instead of being issued separately. It also contains at the end 15 pages of Letters from Newfoundland, dated 1622, including an account of Avolon, the colony founded by Sir George Calvert, and abandoned in favour of Maryland. At the end is a Broadside, one page folio, dated September 16, 1622, signed by the Bishop of London, furthering a request from the Archbishop of Canterbury for all clergymen to take up collections for the reimbursement of Whitbourne, and the advancement of the Newfoundland plantation.-Catalogue.]
5522 Williams (Edward). Virgo Triumphans, or Virginia richly and truly valued, more especially the South-part thereof, viz., the Fertile Carolina and no less excellent Isle of Roanoak. Humbly presented as the Auspice of a beginning year to the Parliament of England and Councell of State, with the blank leaf preceding title, last 4 leaves spliced in the bottom margin, morocco, by W. Pratt, Thomas Harper for John Stephenson, 1650, 4to. (326) Quaritch, £15 5523 Williams (Edward). Virginia, more especially the South part thereof, richly and truly valued, viz., the fertile Carolana, etc., the second edition, with Addition of the Discovery of Silkworms, with their benefit, also the dressing of vines for the rich trade of making wines in Virginia, etc., morocco extra, g.e., by F. Bedford, folding map, mounted on linen and defective, woodcuts of silkworms, etc., last leaf mended and several words restored in facsimile, T. H. for John Stephenson, 1650, 4to. (327) H. Stevens, £17 [The map is very rare. It exists in several states, and the present copy is of the second issue with the imprint at the foot, Domina Virginia Farrer Collegit. Are sold by I. Stephenson at ye Sunn below Ludgate, 1651. At the top is a portrait of Sir Francis Drake, with an inscription relating to his Province of New Albion, which it is stated may be reached in ten days' march.---Catalogue.]
5524 Williams (Roger, of Providence in New England).
Cotton's Letter Lately Printed, Examined and Answered, morocco, Imprinted in the yeere 1644, 8vo. (328)
5525 Williams (Roger). The Bloody Tenent Yet More Bloody by Mr. Cotton's endeavour to wash it White in the Blood of the Lambe... also as a Testimony to Mr. Clark's Narra