Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 42

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Stedman, Charles. The History, Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. 15 maps. xv, 399; xv, 499, [13] pages. 2 volumes. 4to, modern 1/2 calf; minor foxing, minor repairs; inked library stamps on verso of title pages. London, 1794

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Stedman was a Pennsylvania-born graduate of the College of William & Mary. A loyalist during the Revolution, he served in the British army as a commissary and as a commander of a German-American rifle regiment. He went to England after the war, where he wrote this history. "Generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side"--Sabin 91057. Howes S914 ("b"); Larned, Literature of American History 1507 ("reflects opinions of British officers, sometimes very candid").