London. 1785-1786. Four volumes. ,448; ,449; ,445; ,416,,[v]-xiv pp., plus twenty-four plates, six folding maps, and one single-page map (maps partially handcolored). Contemporary diced Russia, gilt; rebacked to style, gilt leather labels. Extremities rubbed. Bookplates on front and rear pastedown of each volume. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. Item #WRCAM40030B
One of the basic contemporary histories of the American Revolution, this detailed narrative was compiled largely from newspaper articles and the proceedings of the House of Commons. It is illustrated with portraits of principals such as Washington, Clinton, Greene, Cornwallis, Burgoyne, Lafayette, Capt. Asgill, and Count D'Estaing. The maps show the North American colonies as far west as the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, the English Channel, the West Indies, and other hot spots of the time in Europe and elsewhere. HOWES A259, "aa." SABIN 1501. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 81.