This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...--The New Charter.--Expedition Of Gates And Somers.--The Tempest And The Shipwreck.--Opportune Coming Of Lord De La Warre.--Code Of ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...--The New Charter.--Expedition Of Gates And Somers.--The Tempest And The Shipwreck.--Opportune Coming Of Lord De La Warre.--Code Of Laws For The Colony.--Administration Of Gates And Dale.--Cultivation Of Tobacco.--Marriage Of Pocahontas.--Sandys And Yeahdley.--The Colony Firmly Established.--White And Black Slavery.--The Flhst American Legislature. Bartholomew Gosnold sailed from Falmoutb, England, on the 25th of March, 1602, in a small vessel called the Concord--Bartholomew Gilbert being his second in command--sent, not by Raleigh, nor going with Raleigh's consent, but by the Earl of Southampton.1 He 1 The letter from Raleigh to Cecil, referred to in the previous chapter, shows that the presumption that this voyage wns made with his consent (see flmicro/?, Pa//"cey, and others), is erroneous. He asks that Gilbert's "sarsephrnse " be seized, "because I have a uatint that all shipps and goods are confiscate that shall trade ther without my leve." That he had given such leave, has hitherto been assumed, because Brereton (see Purchiis's Pilgrims and Mass. Hist. Co!!., vol. viii., Third Series), addresses his narrative of the voyage to Sir Walter Raleigh. Brereton's own words, however, make it plain that he did so only as a matter of courtesy. took with him thirty-two persons, of whom twenty were to remain and found a colony somewhere on the northern coast of Vir-voyage of ginia, as the whole country was then called, from the thirty-Sj."1." fourth to the forty-fifth parallel of latitude. His purpose was nold-1602' to go by a direct northwest course, avoiding the usual circuitous route by the Canaries and the West India Islands; but contrary winds drove him southward to one of the Azores, whence he steered nearly due...Read Less
Good. No Jacket. Original pebbled cloth, with gilt titling and minor decorations in blind. 562, 605, 628, 648 pp. With black and white illustrations throughout. An exhaustive history of the United States, beginning with early Icelandic explorations, supposed Welsh and Arabian explorations and moving to Columbus and early English and French settlements. Colonial, Revolutionary War, Indian wars, Native Americans, westward expansion and explorations, and the Civil War, among many other topics, are covered. In GOOD condition. Minor to moderate scuffing and edgewear to the volumes. Mostly minor uneven fading and darkening to the covers. Minor soiling. Heads and feet of the spines frayed and pulled. Interiors clean with general but minor darkening to the pages. Some offsetting present from some of the illustrations. Binding cracked at the frontis of the first volume with the cover beginning to separate. Covers of the second volume cracked at the interior hinges and beginning to separate. Rear cover of the third volume cracked and separating from the binding. Front cover separating from the fourth volumes, with the rear cover and last page of the index almost completely detached. A 2 by 4 inch area of light discoloration/scuffing present on the lower rear cover of the fourth volume. Rather dark dampstain present in the lower margin of the pages of the fourth volume, not affecting text.
583; 7; ; 634; 655; 648pp. Thick quartos [26 cm] All edges gilt. Turn ins gilt. Marbled endsheets. Engraved frontispiece illustrations and numerous full-page engravings from steel plates. Fully illustrated. Very good. Gently rubbed at the extremities. The leather at a few of the spine ends is lightly chipped. Tanned pages. The plates are very lightly offset on the opposite pages. Complete. All plates present. A very attractive set. Preceded by a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders. The author, William Cullen Bryant, wrote the well-known poem, Thanatopsis, and spent 5 decades as editor for the New-York Evening Post.
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