The Generall Historie of Virginia, Vol. I


The Generall Historie of Virginia Vol 1: New England & the Summer Isles

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First printed in 1629, The Generall Historie is among the earliest written histories of the territory administered by the Virginia Company of London. It contains the personal accounts of Captain John Smith, one of the first settlers of Jamestown, an early member of the Council of the Colony, and later the colony’s leader.

The original title page reads:

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. By Captaine JOHN SMITH Sometymes Governour in those Countryes & Admirall of New England.
LONDON. Printed by I.D. and I.H. for Michael Sparkes. 1624.


This printing of The Generall Historie of Virginia consists of two volumes, and includes additional writings by John Smith. Of the six books, five of the books are included in this volume.

Title: The Generall Historie of Virginia Vol 1: New England & the Summer Isles
Author: Captain John Smith
Published: October 2006, 1629 (original)
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 6.08 x 1.1 x 9.04 inches
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1557093622


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Weight 1.42 lbs
Dimensions 6.08 × 1.1 × 9.04 in

Publication Year

1629, 2006