"... the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin)
[American Revolution]. C[harles] Stedman. The History,
Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War.
London: Printed for the Author, 1794. First edition. Two quarto
volumes. xv, [1, blank], 399, [1, blank]; xv, [1, blank], 449, [1,
blank], [28, Index] pages. With fifteen engraved maps (eleven of
which are folding) inserted throughout. Bound without half-titles.
Contemporary full tree calf, spines ruled, tooled and lettered in
gilt. Bindings heavily worn, boards nearly detached, front free
endpapers of both volumes almost completely loose, text toned,
soiled and foxed, plates toned, folding plates with several tears,
armorial bookplates. Fair.
This important account of the Revolutionary War from the British perspective "remains worthy of study." (Alden). The maps illustrate battles at Bunker Hill, Long Island, New Jersey, Saratoga, Yorktown, and others.
Alden, American Revolution, p. 278. Sabin 91057. Howes S914.
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