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Acts of the General Assembly, 11 [& 12] George III. With an Index.

By VIRGINIA. Laws, Etc. (Acts 1771-1772)

Williamsburg: Printed by William Rind. Printer to the Colony, 1772. . 2 volumes: [2] and 8 pp. and [2] and 51 pp. Folio in 2s, paper-covered boards, narrow leather backstrip; worn; contemporary ownership signature of Brightberry Brown on front pastedown; free endpapers lacking Berg 200 and 208; Evans 12265 and 12591. Acts in this format are extremely rare and are referred to as Òfugitive sheetsÓ or sessional laws they were printed up at the end of each session. Some of them were later collected into a codeÑone had been printed in 1769 and there was not another one done until 1785. Once collected into a code, many of the sessionals were discarded. Despite the wording of the title, there was never an index to the first publication which deals with the raising of public money to recompense tobacco farmers for crops burnt or lost at inspection warehousesÑa sum of £30,000 was authorized. The second title is the second issue of the 51 pp. edition with the correct date of 1772 in the imprint (Sabin 100278). Included is an act passed to build and maintain a lighthouse at Cape HenryÑa joint venture of the Maryland and Virginia Legislatures, and a rare example of these two Colonies cooperating.


Charlotte County. Historical, Statistical and Present Attractions


Richmond: The Heritage Press, Inc, 1907. . 8vo, printed wrappers, front pictorial; previous owners annotation on front cover Many views of houses, bridges, farms and crops


The Lost Cause and Other Poems


Danville: Blair & Boatwright, 1897. . Tall 8vo, bright red cloth, extremities of spine slightly abraded; ownership signature on blank preceding title FIRST EDITION


The Virginia Wreath: or Original Poems


Winchester: For the author, by J. Foster, 1814. . 12mo in half-sheets, original calf, worn; lacking free endpapers; some dampstaining and foxing to text, latter due to poor quality of the American paper used; two late 19th century bookplates on front pastedown, small paper repair to bottom outer corner of title. Wegelin 1200. The author, a medical doctor, got his degree in Edinburgh, and also studied at Guy's Hospital in London; in the preface his address is given as Stevensville, Culpeper County This volume is dedicated to his father. Pages 97-105 contain a list of subscribers listing three woman.


A Description of Virginia House in Henrico County, near Richmond, Virginia. The Home of Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Wilbourne Weddell


Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, 1947. . Folio, full red leather, Virginia arms in gilt on the front cover and seal on the back; spine gilt; some wear to edges ONE OF 350 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY H.V. WEDDELL. The story of the reconstruction of an English house in Richmond's up-market Windsor Farms


The John Henry County Map of Virginia 1770. A Facsimile of the Copy in the Library of Congress. With an Introduction by Louis B. Wright

By [VIRGINIA]. Henry John

Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia , 1977. . Text: folio, self-wrappers; map and text in paper band ; both within a brown paper-covered chemise which is encased in an open-ended paper-covered slipcase, spine and front cover paper labels ONE OF 500 COPIES. The original was drawn by Patrick Henry's father and engraved in London by Jeffreys, the Royal Georgrapher who had also engraved the Fry/Jefferson map and Mitchell's map of British and French possessions in 1755. Money for this venture was by public subscription; the Virginia Assembly refusing to fund it. This was the first map to show county boundaries; but is filled with numerous errors (Stephenson & McKee). The original is of the utmost rarity


The Terrible Doings of God. A Sermon

By HANDY Isaac W. R.

Portsmouth [Va.]: Printed at the Daily Transcript Office, 1856. . 8vo, yellow wrappers, front printed Not in Haynes or Swem, but now to be found in the Library of Virginia. A catalogue of God's misdeeds over the centuries, ending with the 1855 outbreak of Yellow Fever in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia, attributed to the infested ship "Ben Franklin". The Rev. Handy was responsible for distributing monies raised for the relief of the suffering cities


Sturm's Reflections on the Works of God

By [IMPRINT]. Sturm Christoph Christian

Mountain Valley, Virginia: Joseph Funk & Sons, 1848. . 8vo, full mottled calf (in the Spanish manner) red spine label; light foxing throughout Haynes 17853