Foote, William Henry. Sketches of Virginia, Historical and Biographical, 2 volume set, First and Second Series. Philadelphia: William S. Martien / J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1850 & 1855. First Editions.
Two volume set, the 1855 volume has the addition of "Second Series" to the title. Bound in half black leather with maroon marbled boards, bindings are worn with some surface abrasions along the outer joints - nothing is loose but the bindings do look worn. 568 & 596 pp., tight. Both volumes with some neat underlining and marginalia in both pencil and ink. Former owner's signatures on the feps. Vol. II. with an engraving of Rev. Samuel Davies. No engraving in vol. i. [Hills calls for one, but we do not find a record of one at Worldcat. Also, the plate in vol. ii. has put a shadow image on the tp; there is no corresponding shadow image on the tp of vol. i.]. Good. 
Howes F241. Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography no. 2163. "Considerable material on revivals on revivals in Virginia."
"Sketches of Virginia, published in 1850, has been an indispensable source for the study of the Presbyterian Church in America and for an understanding of the history of colonial Virginia. Foote emphasized the role of his church in the struggle for religious freedom and traced the careers of Francis Makemie, Samuel Davies, Gilbert Tennent and others. he also noted the interest of various churchmen for the spiritual welfare of the slaves and described the efforts of the church on behalf of education." - W. Harrison Daniel.
Rev. William Henry Foote (1795-1869), b. Bozrah, CT; d. Hampshire County, West Virginia. Rev. Foote was a Presbyterian pastor in Virginia and North Carolina, and served as a Confederate chaplain during the War between the states. He graduated at Yale College (1816) afterwards studying at Princeton Theological Seminary (1818-19). He received a Doctorate of Divinity from Hampden-Sydney College in 1847.