DescriptionFrançois Soulés [and Thomas Jefferson]. Histoire des Troubles de L'Amérique Anglaise... Paris, 1787.
François Soulés [and Thomas Jefferson]. Histoire des Troubles de L'Amérique Anglaise... Paris: Buisson, 1787.Second edition, enlarged. One work in four octavo volumes. , 379; , 365; 420; 272, 43 pages.
Original quarter calf over marbled paper covered boards. All boards detached, chipped, and worn. Front board of second volume with surface paper loss from biopredation. Blanks and half-titles coming loose. Titles and half-titles trimmed along upper margins, excising previous owner's signatures, not affecting text. Small library stamp to all titles and a few pages. First map with faint library ink stamp at its upper corner and second map with same stamp on verso. Pages cockled, few clean tears, some corner bends and creases, holograph pencil annotations (volume 3 with a few red pencil notes), some foxing and light browning; else a good copy in damaged bindings. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
The rare, second, enlarged edition of this historical work covering the period of American history from 1768-1787 and the signing of the Paris peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War.
"The best written and most authentic history of the American Revolution, written in French. The author had access to original documents, and Rochambeau and the French Minister of War read and revised the manuscript. The work has become extremely scarce in late years, especially the fourth volume with the maps." - Holden, Americana.
Thomas Jeffereson anonymously contributed material on Virginia and other states to this revised work. (see The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson by William Howard Adams).
Sabin 87290. Howes S770. Smith Americana 1328. Holdens Americana 41. Muller Americana 1632.
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