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Book nr:7892
Author:[BEVERLEY, Robert]
Title:Histoire de la Virginie contenant, I. L'histoire du premier établissement dans la Virginie, & de son gouvernement jusques à présent. II. Les productions naturelles & les commoditez du Païs, avant que es Anglois y negociassent, & l'améliorassent. III. La religion, les loix, & les coutumes des Indiens naturels, tant dans la guerre, que dans la paix. IV. L'Etat présent du Païs, tant à l'égard de la police, que de l'amélioration du Païs
Town:Amsterdam
Publisher:Thomas Lombrail
Year:1707
Description:Large in-12°, [6] + 433 + [16] pp. Last page of text (p. 433) is a large folding table. Illustrated with frontispiece and 14 engraved plates. Some pages browned and a few marginal waterstains. Full brown calf, ribbed spine. Rebacked, new endleaves
Note:"A work of considerable merit, particularly relative to the numerous Indian tribes, then resident in the State, but now extirpated or greatly diminished... Beverley is the best authority concerning the particular subjects delineated in his quaint and agreeable pages; and his work affords the most vivid, comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining picture of Virginia at the date of his writing that is to be found". Sabin n° 5116. Brunet VI, n° 28582
Price:€950
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