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The history of the first discovery and settlement of Virginia : being an essay towards a general history of this colony

Author: William Stith; William Parks; W Pratt
Publisher: Williamsburg [Va.] : Printed by William Parks, MDCCXLVII [1747]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Stith; William Parks; W Pratt
OCLC Number: 1815906
Notes: Two impressions noted, distinguishable by errors in paging, and with slight variations in text. There are numerous variations in line endings and in the ornaments used. In one impression, pp. 104, 257-341 are misnumbered 410, 247-322, 223, 324-331. In the other impression, pp. 104 and 257-304 are correctly numbered; pp. 305-341 are misnumbered 295-331. Both impressions were evidently reissued at London, with cancelled title pages dated 1753 (Evans 7125). Cf. Robinson, M.P. "A complete index to Stith's History of Virginia." Bulletin of the Virginia State Library 5 (1912): 1-18.
"An appendix to the first part of The history of Virginia: containing a collection of such ancient charters or letters patent, as relate to that period of time, and are still extant in our publick offices in the capital, or in other authentic papers and records. Williamsburg: Printed by W. Parks, M, DCC, XLVII" has a separate title page and pagination; register is continuous.
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Signatures: A⁴ B-Z⁸ 2A-2D⁴ (2D4 blank).
NLM copy: pp. 104, 257-341 are misnumbered.
NLM copy: imperfect: the first gathering a facsimile; lacking the blank leaf.
Description: viii, 331 [i.e. 341], [1]; v, [1], 34, [2] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Responsibility: by William Stith, A.M. Rector of Henrico Parish, and one of the governors of William and Mary College.

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