Sep 28, 2023 - Sale 2646

Sale 2646 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 4,000
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Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1780.) [Edmund Burke?] An Impartial History of the War in America. Folding map, 13 portrait plates. xi, [1], 608, 44 pages. 8vo, modern 1/2 calf; minor foxing, offsetting from plates, faint dampstaining to final leaves. London: Printed for R. Faulder, 1780

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An early British history of the Revolution through 1779, adapted from the accounts in the Annual Register and often attributed to the pro-American political philosopher Edmund Burke. It is best known for its portrait plates of William Howe, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, "A Real American Rifle Man," George Washington, Benedict Arnold, "Robert" [Esek] Hopkins, Charles Lee, Richard Howe, Israel Putnam, Benjamin Franklin, David Wooster, and Horatio Gates. "Contains in the most concise form the most able, impartial, and authentic history of the dispute which can be found"--Smyth, Lectures on Modern History. Adams, American Controversy 80-45b, describing this as the second issue with corrected page number vii. Church 1171; Howes B975 ("aa"); Sabin 34375.