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[American Revolution] Murray Rev. James
IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE PRESENT WAR IN AMERICA; Containing an Account of its Rise and Progress, the Political Springs Thereof, With Its Various Successes and Disappointments, on Both Sides
London; Newcastle Upon Tyne: For R. Baldwin, T. Robson, et al., [1778-79]. 2 volumes. Very Scarce First Edition, date of imprint from Adams./ Cf. Sabin 51505-51507. With the famous collection of 23 "much sought" after engraved portraits of important participants on both sides of the conflict and with a folding plan of Boston and Charlestown on which can be seen the placement of British and American troops for the Battle of Bunker Hill. 8vo, in handsome later antique three quarter tan calf over cloth-covered boards, the spines with gilt stippled raised bands triple ruled in gilt, the compartments with elaborate gilt tooling in a floral motif with large central tools, corner tools and small stars, two compartments with dark brown morocco labels gilt ruled, tooled and lettered, additional gilt numbering at the foot of the spines, marbled endpapers. The bindings likely made for tobacco magnate P. H. Mayo of P. H. Mayo & Brothers, Richmond, VA., as his handsome engraved bookplate can be found on the front pastedown of each volume. Mayo introduced cigarette manufacturing to Richmond, a key industry in the economic rebuilding of that city. 573, 376 pp. An especially handsome set of the first edition, the text is very clean and especially well preserved, as are the important and historically significant portraits. The attractive and fine bindings are also strong, tight, and well preserved with just a bit of rubbing. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF MURRAY'S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Clergyman James Murray had left little doubt as to which side his sympathies r … [Click Below for Full Description]
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