Portrait of Captain John Smith from the book

CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH
'The Golden Hind' series

Captain John Smith's coat of arms from the front pastedown
Golden Hind Series Captain John Smith by E.Keble Chatterton
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CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH

by

E. Keble Chatterton

First published 1927 as one of the 'Golden Hind' seies by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London

A blue cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - Front board gilt series title and blind ship decoration. Both boards have faded and the back board is also marked slightly. Page block has some light foxing on the first and last few pages - top edgestained blue and pages rough cut.Inner front hinge starting to split. GOOD PLUS condition.
155 mm. x 220 mm. x 30 mm. 278 Pages + adverts

Blurbs

CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH by E. KEBLE CHATTERTON

" This book is sound history and stirring biography. John Smith is worthy of a place with Drake and Hawkins among the intrepid pioneers of the Elizabethan era."—Daily Mail.
" Mr. Keble Chatterton's narrative is well sustained, and though occasionally slangy, always vigorous. The illustrations and maps of this admirably got up book deserve commendation."—Daily News.
" Mr. Chatterton has succeeded in making the Smith of legend credible. He explains actions of his that are not too firmly authenticated in the light of others which are not disputed, and by insisting on the motif of adventure,' as Smith's guiding principle he has given a coherent account of a many-sided man. Mr. Chatterton possesses the self-restraint and sense of proportion to dwell on what is of permanent value in the achievement of Smith at greater length than on what is spectacular and entertaining."—Times Literary Supplement.
" Mr. Chatterton has done well to revive, in this most fascinating volume, the memory of the least-known of great Englishmen, and it should meet with a fitting welcome at the hands of a generation all agog for adventure. The author—and no man is better qualified to do so—gives interesting details of the ocean-going ships of the period, design, rig, composition of crew, and the like, which enhance the realism of the narrative."—English Review.

JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD LTD., VIGO STREET, W.


Contents

Chapter

  1. INTRODUCTION . .
  2. THE AGE OF ADVENTURE .
  3. SMITH GOES ABROAD .
  4. TRAVELS ACROSS EUROPE
  5. IN SINGLE COMBAT
  6. THE WANDERING WARRIOR
  7. SLAVE OF SLAVES .
  8. THE COLONIAL IDEA
  9. THE VOYAGE OUT .
  10. THE FOUNDING OF JAMESTOWN
  11. RELATIONS WITH THE INDIANS
  12. ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
  13. EXPLORING VIRGINIA
  14. PROBLEMS OF PIONEERING
  15. THE CORN SUPPLY
  16. DANGERS AND ADVERSITIES
  17. THE END OF ENDEAVOUR
  18. AT SEA AGAIN
  19. SMITH COMES ASHORE

APPENDIX .
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX . .


Illustrations

  • CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH'S COAT OF ARMS
  • CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH
  • SMITH'S METHOD OF SIGNALLING
  • SMITH'S THREE SINGLE COMBATS
  • SMITH IS RECEIVED BY THE GENERAL
  • MAP OF OLD VIRGINIA
  • MAP OF VIRGINIA
  • MAP OF NEW ENGLAND

HIGH GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY LOAD SLOWLY
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