Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606 :: David Beers Quinn

Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606 :: David Beers Quinn soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Chapel Hill & London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white plates; Diagrams; Maps; Frontispiece; Author’s compliments slip laid in;

From the cover: Recognized as the outstanding authority on early English exploration and settlement in America, David Beers Quinn brings together in Set Fair for Roanoke the results of his nearly forty years of research on the subject. His is a concise, scholarly history of the voyages sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh and the efforts to colonize what is now North Carolina and southern Virginia. Combining documentary, visual, and archaeological sources, Quinn provides a fascinating, richly detailed account of the early colonists experiences in the New World, especially during the year 1585-86.

Quinns solution to the mystery of the Lost Colony will no doubt cause controversy. He concludes that while some of the colonists went with friendly Indians to live furth…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A touch faded at the margins of the lower panel of the dust wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block, more heavily to the top edge. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xxiv) 467 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my History U.S.A. catalogue?


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