A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903. 1st Edition Thus. 8vo. Very Good. Item #15125
A beautiful 1903 Limited Edition facsimile reprint of this important early American work, originally published in 1588, nearly 20 years before the first settlement at Jamestown.
"Thomas Hariot (often spelled Harriot) was an English mathematician, astronomer, linguist, and experimental scientist. During the 1580s, he served as Sir Walter Raleigh‘s primary assistant in planning and attempting to establish the English colonies on Roanoke Island off the coast of present-day North Carolina. He taught Raleigh’s sea captains to sail the Atlantic Ocean using sophisticated navigational methods not well understood in England at the time. He also learned the Algonquian language from two Virginia Indians, Wanchese and Manteo. In 1585, Hariot joined the expedition to Roanoke, which failed and returned to England the next year. During his stay in America, Hariot helped to explore the present-day Outer Banks region and, farther north, the Chesapeake Bay." - encyclopediavirginia.org
Burgundy cloth. Square tight binding. Titling in gilt to front board. Clean interior.
A truly lovely edition.