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The generall historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles : with the names of the adventurers, planters, and governours from their first beginning. an⁰ 1584. to this present 1624 : with the procedings of those severall colonies and the accidents that befell them in all their journyes and discoveries : also the maps and descriptions of all those countryes, their commodities, people, government, customes, and religion yet knowne : divided into sixe bookes Preview this item
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The generall historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles : with the names of the adventurers, planters, and governours from their first beginning. an⁰ 1584. to this present 1624 : with the procedings of those severall colonies and the accidents that befell them in all their journyes and discoveries : also the maps and descriptions of all those countryes, their commodities, people, government, customes, and religion yet knowne : divided into sixe bookes

Author: John Smith; John Barra
Publisher: London : Printed by I D and I H for Michael Sparkes, 1626.
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Captain John Smith's history of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles. Also included were maps and descriptions of the countries, peoples, customs and religions. Smith divided the book into six sections and included a table of contents, some margin notes and illustrations. Of note, this book was the source of the legend that Pocahontas "saved" Captain Smith (see page 49); it was not mentioned in prior  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Smith; John Barra
OCLC Number: 1016163763
Notes: A reissue of 1624 edition, with publication date on title page altered.
Title page engraved and signed: Grauen by Iohn Barra.
"There is no sheet O, pages 97-104, the gap being the result of dividing the manuscript between two printers, I.D. and I.H., in order to hasten the work. ... That I.D. was John Dawson is proved by the fact that a device known to be his appears on the type-printed title of the 1625 issue. I.H. was undoubtedly John Haviland who printed Smith's Sea grammar, 1627, and his Advertisements, 1631 ..."--Sabin, J. Bibliotheca Americana, no. 82824.
Description: 1 online resource (14 unnumbered pages, 96, 105-248 pages, 6 plates (4 folded)) : portraits, maps
Responsibility: by Captaine Iohn Smith sometymes governour in those countryes & admirall of New England.

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Captain John Smith's history of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles. Also included were maps and descriptions of the countries, peoples, customs and religions. Smith divided the book into six sections and included a table of contents, some margin notes and illustrations. Of note, this book was the source of the legend that Pocahontas "saved" Captain Smith (see page 49); it was not mentioned in prior writings.

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