Wlliam Gilmore Simms
First Edition1846
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother
This first printing contains two issues — the first features plain boards, and the second features ornate boards and is part of the Illustrated Library series.
Edition: 1, Printing: 1, Issue: 1

1846
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother
Illustrated Library series
Edition: 1, Printing: 1, Issue: 2

1850
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother
Edition: 1, Printing: 2

1854
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother
Edition: 1, Printing: 3

1854
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
John Philbrick
Illustrated Library series
Edition: 1, Printing: 4

1855
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
John Philbrick
Edition: 1, Printing: 5

1855
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Bazin and Ellsworth
Edition: 1, Printing: 6

1856
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Sanborn, Carter, Bazin, and Co.
Edition: 1, Printing: 7

1865
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
John E. Potter
This is the first printing to feature a copyright page that does not credit Cooledge, the original publisher of the book. Instead, the copyright is now attributed to Potter. In addition, the cover features an abbreviated version of the title (all previous printings displayed title on the spine only).
Edition: 1, Printing: 8

1866
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Davis and Potter
Lives of Hunters and Heroes series
The title on the spine now reads ''The Life of Capt. John Smith and Pocahontas,'' and the copyright is now attributed to G.G. Evans
Edition: 1, Printing: 9

1867
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
John E. Potter
The title again appears as ''The Life of Capt. John Smith and Pocahontas.'' The copyright is attributed to Potter.
Edition: 1, Printing: 10

1890
The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia
Keystone Publishing
The copyright is now attributed to.Keystone.
Edition: 1, Printing: 11