Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Stedman, Charles. The History, Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. 15 maps. xv, 399; xv, 449, [13] pages. 2 volumes. 4to, later 1/2 morocco, moderate wear and staining to boards; lacking both front free endpapers and half-titles, top 2 inches torn from first title page, moderate foxing, offsetting to maps; edges tinted red; modern bookplates on front pastedowns. 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").