Virginia: more especially the south part thereof, richly and truly valued


Virginia: more especially the south part thereof, richly and truly valued: : viz. The fertile Carolana, and no lesse excellent Isle of Roanoak, of latitude from 31. to 37. degr. relating the meanes of raysing infinite profits to the adventurers and planters

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Uniform: Virgo triumphans


Williams, Edward, active 1650-

Williams, Edward, active 1650- , Virginia's discovery of silke-wormes, with their benefit
Ferrar, John, 1590?-1657




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London, Printed by T.H. [i.e., Thomas Harper] for John Stephenson, at the Signe of the Sun below Ludgate, 1650


The second edition, / with addition of the discovery of silkworms, with their benefit. And implanting of mulberry trees. Also the dressing of vines, for the rich trade of making wines in Virginia. Together with the making of the saw-mill, very usefull in Virginia, for cutting of timber and clapbord to build withall, and its conversion to many as profitable uses.


Edition statement precedes statement of responsibility on the title page.

E. W. = Edward Williams, whose name appears on B4v.

Signatures: [A]² B-I⁴ ²A⁴-L⁴ (leaves ²A1 and L4 blank)

Errors in paging: p. 26-27 and 30-31, first part, misnumbered 34-35 and 39-38.

Part 1 is a reissue of "Virgo triumphans" (the second issue, Wing W2660), with title page cancelled by a new title with conjugate introduction by Williams; leaves c3-4 are also cancelled. Part 2, "Virginia's discovery of silke-wormes, with their benefit" has separate dated title page, pagination, and register; it was also published separately as Wing W2659.

Quaritch (General catalogue, v. 5, p. 2991-2) says that John Farrer (or Ferrar) who is referred to in the preface, supplied Williams with the material for this work, and describes Ferrar's own copy of the 1st edition, with his marginalia and his drawing of a map dated 1650. No map was issued with the 1st and 2nd editions, but Ferrar's design was engraved in 1651 for the 3rd edition.

Vail, R.W.G. Voice of the old frontier, | 121

Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, | 509n

Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed. 1994), | W2658.

Bibliotheca Americana: catalogue of the John Carter Brown Library in Brown University, a short-title list of additions, books printed 1471-1700, | 37.

European Americana | 650/232.

English short title catalogue | R38621.


Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 , Description and travel , History , Imprint 1650 , North Carolina , Roanoke Island (N.C.) , Sericulture , Silkworms , South Carolina , Virginia , Wine and wine making




OCLC: 197719268
OCLC: 298952214


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