HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF VIRGINIA - 1852 w/Fold Out Map
Howe, Henry, HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF VIRGINIA; CONTAINING A COLLECTION OF THE MOST INTERESTING FACTS, TRADITIONS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, ANECDOTES, &c. RELATING TO ITS HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES, TOGETHER WITH GEOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL DESCRIPTIONS, TO WHICH IS APPENDED, AN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE SKETCH OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Charleston, S.C.: WM. R. Babcock, 1852. An early reprint of the 1845 1st, brown cloth hardcover w/ decorative gilt stamp of Native American on cover and spine, blind stamped decorative panels on boards, 8vo (8.75 x 5.375"), 544 pp. In the original publishers brown cloth, re-backed with original spine laid down but lacking the upper most 1" at the head, heavily foxed in the end papers as well as sporadically within the text block.
The book contains: a colored frontispiece, a period folding map of Virginia and over 100 engravings of the principal towns, seats of imminent men, public buildings, relics of antiquity, historic localities, natural scenery, etc., etc. 18 of the engravings are full page with the rest being interspersed throughout the text. Howes compliments this book as being well done adding that the: Account of the Battle of Point Pleasant, The Captivity of the Moore Family, and the Biographical Sketches of the Campbells, are new and interesting. [Howes 722]. C.f., Sabin 33301.