HISTOIRE DES COLONIES EUROPÉENNES DANS L'AMERIQUE, EN SIX PARTIES.

Paris. 1767. Two volumes. [2],xviii,389; [2],352pp. plus two folding maps. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities rubbed, some light staining to rear board of each volume. Internally clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM47174

First published in England in 1757, this is an important contemporary account of the European colonies in America. "In 1755 William Burke graduated BCL from Oxford University, and on 28 November was called to the bar, but he never practised. Instead, he pieced together AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA, published by Robert Dodsley in 1757, which had appeared in six editions by 1777. Stylometric analysis suggests that Edmund Burke contributed a history of puritanism in old and new England to the ACCOUNT, but the rest was probably by William Burke. Works by any one of the Burkes usually included contributions from one or both of the others" - DNB. "Best Contemporary account" - Howes. A handsome set. SABIN 9284. HOWES B974

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