ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THE UNEXPERIENCED PLANTERS, John Smith - 1865 1/250 Reprint

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REPRINT OF ORIGINAL. LIMITED EDITION OF 250. A 19th century volume firmly bound in cloth boards featuring a spine with gilt stamped lettering and a facsimile map. Exterior exhibits gently scuffed, soilied boards with mildly rubbed corners. Interior remains free of major signs of age or wear. Overall in Very Good condition. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

Advertisements for the Unexperienced Planters of New England, or Anywhere; or, The Pathway to erect a Plantation. 

by John Smith 

Published by: William Veazie. Boston, MA. 1865. Reprint. Edition of 250.

An exact reprint of the original 1631 edition featuring facsimile of a map of New England as rendered by John Smith. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Dark blue cloth covers with beveled edges exhibit signs of commensurate age and wear. 
  • Boards exhibit scuffing and soiling most notably to the area of the front top edge.
  • Corners are gently rubbed. 
  • Spine has gently worn gilt stamped lettering and bands with softened and rubbed ends. 
  • Binding is firm. 
  • Ffep bears signature and date in ink with edition number in pencil. 
  • Foldout map is age-toned with shadows and bears a 1" tear to the upper right edge. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned though remains free of major signs of age or wear. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are deckled. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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A tract urging colonization and completing his history of the New England plantation through 1630. Church calls it his best production from a literary point of view.

The highly important map of Massachusetts is present here in its 9th state (with arms of the Council of New England added at center). This map first appeared in Smith's Description of New England, 1616. It is considered the first accurate depiction of the Massachusetts coastline and one of the first important maps of New England cartography.


Of an inherently ephemeral nature, this treatise is understandably rare. 


AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Year Printed: 1865
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Topic: European
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Author: John Smith
Subject: History
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Publisher: William Veazie
Place of Publication: Boston MA
Special Attributes: Illustrated
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