New Haven, Ct: Nathan Whiting, 1834. Two volumes. 472; 468pp. plus 12 engraved plates. Original cloth backed green paper, leather label. Boards worn and soiled, top half of spine away but still attached on volume one, hinges loose. Spine on volume two with tears but intact. Modern bookplates on rear pastedowns. Ownership signature on front flyleaves. Light foxing. Untrimmed. Fair. Item #WRCAM50020
Third edition of this important early history of the American Revolution, first published in Italian in 1809. In a letter to John Adams, Jefferson wrote that Botta (despite his habit of putting unattributed words into the mouths of his speakers), produced a history of the Revolution "with more detail, precision and candor than any writer I have yet met with." "Most valuable history of the Revolution up to its date" - Howes. HOWES B636. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 23508.