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History of New York During the Revolutionary War, and of the Leading Events in the Other Colonies at that Period
New York: New York Historical Society, 1879. First edition. Volume 1 : xxvii, 748 pp., Volume 2: Four plates and four large folding maps, xxxvii, 713 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in black and gilt, t.e.g. Extremities worn; spines lightly sunned. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedowns. Internally clean. One map backed on linen. About very good. In handsome red half morocco and cloth slipcases, spines gilt. First edition. Volume 1 : xxvii, 748 pp., Volume 2: Four plates and four large folding maps, xxxvii, 713 pp. 2 vols. 4to. The Copley Library copy, in handsome slipcases. An important history of Revolutionary-era New York. The best account of the Revolution from a Loyalist viewpoint, and one of the best which records the feelings of the American Loyalists toward the British Crown. Thomas Jones (1731-1792) was one of the judges on the New York Provincial Court and a prominent Loyalist. Following the war, the estates of Loyalists were confiscated and many fled to England, including Judge Jones. While there, he wrote this history, though never published it. The manuscript was handed down to Bishop Lancey in 1835, but as the children of many of the figures in the book were still alive, the manuscript was kept under lock and key until Edward Floyd de Lancey, a descendant, published it for the New York Historical Society.
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