Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1906. First Thus. Cloth. Large 4to. Publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spines and gilt armorial device of the Virginia Company on covers. "Old Stratford" watermarked paper. Deckle edge. Facsimiles of documents. Vol. I 1619-1622: 636 pp. Vol. II 1622-1624: 611 pp.
Edge wear to covers. Cloth covering Vol. I torn along left edge, with a 1" chip at bottom edge. Pages are somewhat brittle, and a few have chipped corners. Ex-library, with sticker on spines and covers, card pocket inside front covers, and occasional marginal blind embossments. Hinges overopened, but binding is sound. Tight and clean, an excellent set with some superficial wear.
This is a scarce complete set of annotated facsimiles of the records of the Virginia Company from 1619-1622. This private English company established the Jamestown settlement in 1607, the first English settlement in North America. These documents cover the downfall of the Virginia Company, which lost its charter in 1924, leading to Virginia becoming a royal colony. An excellent and thorough primary source documenting one of the major seeds of colonial American history. These very heavy books will require an additional shipping charge. Good +. Item #1778