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GORDON, William.
History of the Rise, Progress, and Extablishment, of the Independence
(1788). GORDON, William. The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America: Including An Account of the Late War; and Of the Thirteen Colonies, from their Origin to that Period. London: Printed for the Author..., 1788. Four volumes. [26],504; [8],584; [8],499; [8],445,[35]pp., plus nine engraved folding maps. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, leather labels. Light tanning, occasional foxing. A very good set. A handsome set of the "first full-scale history of this war by an American; to its preparation Jefferson contributed some aid" (Howes). "Gordon is deservedly reckoned as the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution" - Sabin. Gordon was a dissenting minister in England, who like many of his class sympathized with the contention of the Thirteen Colonies. Going to America during the disturbances and becoming pastor of the church at Jamaica Plain, now a district of Boston, he was throughout the Revolution a spectator close at hand of many important events, and the associate of many of the chief patriots. Later scholarship has shown that a good part of Gordon's history was taken from the ANNUAL REGISTER. This work is noted for its folding maps, engraved by T. Conder, which include a general map of the United States as well as maps of New England, New Jersey, Virginia, the Carolinas, and the areas surrounding Boston and New York City, plus battle plans of Fort Moultrie and Yorktown. HOWES G256, "aa." SABIN 28011. LARNED 1341. GEPHART 996. NEBENZAHL, BA … [Click Below for Full Description]
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