Apr 13, 2023 - Sale 2633

Sale 2633 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 875
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1782.) Bound volume of the London Chronicle for the first half of 1782. Volume LI, nearly complete, lacking only the first leaf. 3-624 pages. 4to, contemporary boards, moderate wear, rebacked; lacking free endpapers and first leaf, moderate wear to outer leaves with slight loss of text, minor foxing; edges tinted red, inked revenue stamps. London, 29 December 1781 to 27 June 1782

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As 1782 began, the news of the 19 October British surrender at Yorktown was still reverberating in London, and it is frequently discussed in the early months of this volume. For example, the 8 January issue has some Monday-morning quarterbacking from "Fabricus": "Washington never had a strong camp, nor is there any disinterested military man who will assert it; and therefore his camp and the army in it might have been at any time easily destroyed." The 14 February issue has a scornful open letter to General Cornwallis: "You are now returned from your capitulation at York Town--the second General who has delivered up a royal army to the American rebels."