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Beverley, Robert, approximately 1673-1722, author.

The history and present state of Virginia : in four parts : I. The history of the first settlement of Virginia, and the government thereof, to the present time -- II. The natural productions and conveniencies of the country, suited to trade and improvement -- III. The native Indians, their religion, laws, and customs, in war and peace. -- IV. The present state of the country, as to the polity of the government, and the improvements of the land / by a native and inhabitant of the place.

London : Printed for R. Parker, at the Unicorn, under the Piazza's of the Royal-Exchange, MDCCV [1705]
Physical Description:
[12], 104, 40, 64, 83, [1], 16, [4] pages, [16] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F229 .B48 1705
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Signatures: A⁴ a², B-G⁸ H⁴, 2A-2B⁸ 2C⁴, A***-D***⁸, 4A-4E⁸ 4F², chi⁸ *²
Added engraved title page: arms of Virginia over title "The history and present state of Virginia. By R.B. gent. S. Gribelin sculps." The plates engraved by Gribelin are reproductions of John White's drawings as published by De Bry in Hariot's Admiranda narratio.
Attributed to Robert Beverley by ESTC, Kress Lib., DAB, etc.
"Table," 16, [4] pages, bound at end.
Errata on verso of final page of table of contents. Folded leaf inserted before page 1 of Book I.
ESTC (RLIN) T071491
Goldsmiths' Lib. cat. 4175
Sabin 5112
Vail, R. Old frontier, 297
Lib. Company. Afro-Americana, 1149
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary speckled calf. Signed in manuscript: "Robt. Lowther. Mary Lowther (1744)."
Subject Terms:
Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598. Admiranda narratio -- Illustrations.
Chon -- 1705.
Indians of North America -- Virginia.
Lowther, Mary -- Autograph.
Lowther, Robert -- Autograph.
Slavery -- Virginia.
Virginia -- Description and travel.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Engravings -- 1705.
Parker, Richard, active 1692-1725, publisher.
Gribelin, Simon, 1661 or 1662-1733, engraver.
White, John, active 1585-1593, illustrator.

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