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The Annual Register. Or, A View of the History, Politicks, and Literature. For the Year 1777
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall [1778]., 1778. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary full calf with gilt border to covers, twin red and green title labels (nineteenth century respine), combed marble endpapers. Internally clean. Some general scuffing to binding. Very good. The twentieth volume of the series; a most important year. The idea of this annual was that of Edmund Burke, one of the major British Statesmen of the late 18th century. The Register was the most important factual magazine of its time, giving in-depth coverage of political and social events, plus reviews of important literary publications, and is today an invaluable account of American history of the time. This volume includes, within the 'History' section, 'Retrospective view of American Affairs in the year 1776', plus detailed accounts of key episodes within the War of Independence including 'State of the American Force', 'General Lee Taken', 'Critical State of Pennsylvania' Washington attacks Col.Mawhood near Princetown, 'Americans over-run thew Jerseys', British forces keep Brunswick and Amboy'., and 'Indian War'.The 'Chronicle' section reprints correspondence between Lord Howe and Dr.Franklin and the 'State Papers' includes John Hancock's 'American Oath of Allegiance'. Among the literary and scientific articles are 'Extracts from the Life of David Hume', 'Account of the Savage Tribes of America' (Robertson), Extracts from Cook's Voyage including the existence of a southern continent, and an account of poisonous fish in the South Seas, extracts from Evelyn's Sylva, 'On the Origin of the Name of Old Nick', Poems by Dr.Johnson, Garrick and Sheridan, plus book reviews of Robertson's History of America, and Capt. Cook's Voyage to the South Pole.
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