The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England and the Summer Isles.... (single leaf).
N.p. N.p., n.y. Single 4to leaf (pp. 225-26) housed in modern stiff blue 4to two-pocket folder with gilt front wrapper lettering. Fine. Item #43757
Just a single leaf of the famed first edition (London: Michael Sparkes, 1624) of the best-known work by the noted English soldier and explorer who led the Virginia Colony, helped establish Jamestown, gave "New England" its name and other distinctions -- as well as recipient of Pocahontas's largesse in 1607 --but a handsome example with no edge tears whatsoever and just the faintest age toned edges. Modern editions and facsimile reprints abound, but if you yearn to own a first edition of this nearly 400-year-old classic yet don't want to foot the low six-digit price tag that fine firsts have attained in recent years, this is a lovely alternative if you're willing to settle for just a wee bit of that first edition. Right inner pocket houses the original leaf while left pocket houses title page facsimile and page of history about Smith and this book. Printed colophon statement notes this a "Limited Edition of 200," this copy numbered 60. Who published this cryptic keepsake edition and when is not known, but it's clearly of fairly recent origin.