The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia. William Gilmore Simms.

The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia.

New York: Published by George F. Cooledge & Brother, (1846). First edition. 8vo, original publisher’s gilt pictorial rose calf stamped in blind, gilt spine, 379, [1] pages. Frontis portrait, engraved title page, 12 pages. Spine and board edges a bit sunned; some light rubbing, just a trifle shaken in spots; a very good copy. Item #19588

The life of John Smith cast as something of an adventure story from perhaps the leading early Southern novelist, and unusual in this attractive publisher’s gilt pictorial leather binding. Howes S-471; BAL 18101 (this deluxe binding not noted). Publisher’s ads printed on the front endpapers (only). Small early ink ownership signature at the head of the front free endpaper.

Price: $350.00

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