A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL, OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA....

London. 1755. Two volumes. [2],iv[4],568; [6],416pp., plus folding color map. 19th-century speckled calf, gilt morocco label. Hinges cracked, repaired at head and tail of first volume; light chipping at head of spines. Very good. Item #WRCAM50554

The first English edition. "First American history of the whole country" - Howes. Wroth comments: "Modern critics of the SUMMARY have overlooked the fact that its author was the first to attempt this story from the viewpoint of a resident American...." Various contemporaries recognized it for bringing together more facts on the American colonies and their history than any previous publication, John Huske commenting that it was "the best collection of facts in general, for a future historian, that was ever made or published." HOWES D436. WROTH AMERICAN BOOKSHELF, pp.87-91 (ref). CLARK I:226. SABIN 20727. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA 11 (ref).

Price: $3,750.00

"First American history of the whole country" - Howes