Dublin: Printed for the Company of Booksellers, 1779/1785. First Editions. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG, bound in unrestored contemporary specked calf, burgundy and black labels to spines, gilt titling; some rubbing and wear to bindings, mild fraying to corners, vertical crack to spines of volumes 1 and 3, mild wear to hinges; rear hinge of volume 1 beginning to separate; small ownership stamp to ffeps; interiors with minimal scattered ink; volume 1: , vi, , vi-vii, , -399, volume 2: , 6-427, , volume 3: , xii, 432;
With folding table in volume 1, listing those killed or wounded during battle, including Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Lacking the folding "A new map of North America" called for by Sabin.;
The first volume is a history of conflicts from 1774 to 1778, and the second volume has copies of political papers and letters beginning with the Stamp Act. "The third volume, which continues the history to 1783, was a subsequent publication, and is seldom found with the other two" - Sabin.
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"The first chapter deals with the discovery of America, Spanish conquest in Mexico and Peru and gives also a general account of the New World, including a description of the Indians. Chapter second gives an account of North America and the West Indies and the last chapter discusses the British colonies. This part of the work contains a large map illustrative of the general features of the eastern half of the present United States...But of this we may be certain that for the Revolutionary struggle the Annual register was the source for most if not all of the material to be found in these works"Cf. Libby, O.G. "Some pseudo-histories of the American Revolution." Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, v. 13 (1900), p. 419.