Some spotting of the boards, otherwise a VG, unmarked 1929 Edwards & Broughton edition, black cloth binding, brown cloth boards, no DJ. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : William Byrd's Histories of the Dividing ...
Éditeur : The North Carolina Historical Commission
Date d'édition : 1929
Reliure : Cloth
Etat du livre : Very Good
Edition : 1929 Edition
Description du livre (Edwards & Broughton for) The North Carolina Historical Commission, Raleigh: ., 1929. pp. 341 + Illus. & Large folding map. Modestly XLib. 8vo. 250 mm. Original full cloth binding. Hardbound. Good. Colonel William Byrd II (1674-1744). From Wikli: He was a planter, slave owner and author from Charles City County in colonial Virginia. He is considered the founder of Richmond, Virginia. Byrd's life showed aspects of both British colonial gentry and an emerging American identity. His education included the classics, apprenticeship with London global business agents, and legal studies. He was admitted to the bar and served for years as Virginia Colony's official agent in London where he opposed increasing the power of royal governors. A member of the Royal Society, he was an early advocate of smallpox inoculation. Upon his return to Virginia, Byrd expanded his plantation holdings, was elected to the House of Burgesses, and served on Virginia Governor's Council, also known as Virginia's Council of State from 1709 until his death in 1744. He commanded county militias and led surveying expeditions along the Virginia-Carolina border and the Northern Neck. This is his 'Secret History' of the 1728 expedition. OVERSIZE 5 / YORK HS. N° de réf. du libraire 005R69