Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(REVOLUTION.) [Edmund Burke?] An Impartial History of the War in America. Folding map, 13 portrait plates. xi, [1], 608, 44 pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, minor wear including rubbing to front joint and light wear to ends of backstrip; offsetting from plates and occasional toning, minimal wear to contents; edges tinted red. London: Printed for R. Faulder, 1780

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This book is 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. 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. Provenance: Winkworth Collection; sold at Christie's South Kensington to the consignor, 1 April 2015, lot 97.