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ANNUAL REGISTER
The Annual Register,
London, for J. Dodsley,, 1777. or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1776. Octavo (9 × 5¾ ins), pp. iv, 112, *115–*192, 113–270, [ii], 259, [9] index. 19th-century quarter calf, drab paper boards, edges uncut. Backstrip a little rubbed in places, corners bumped, a superb copy, internally fresh, clean and entirely untrimmed. A superb uncut copy of the most sought-after single volume of the series. Begun in 1758, The Annual Register is an annual survey of the past year (traditionally focusing on history, politics, and literature) from the British perspective. This volume covers the events of the American Revolutionary year, and prints in full (pp. 261–270) the American Declaration of Independence. Among the other material are book reviews of three of the best books published that year, including the first volume of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and the first edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.
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