PROLOGUE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

PROLOGUE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

(New York: Century Magazine, 1902-1903).

FIRST EDITION. A FINE WORK, NOW BOUND HANDSOMELY AND EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVINGS AND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. "The invasion of Canada in 1775 was nothing less than momentous. The colonists who had looked upon themselves as dutiful subjects of the king, protesting constitutionally against the tyranny of his ministers, found themselves all at once attacking a royal province. Circumstances seemed to require this move, and with American directness they followed the logic of events, feeling keenly that the fate of America was involved in the enterprise, which marked a definite departure from a stage of protest toward that of independence. It is believed that no previous account of the Canada campaigns has rested upon so complete a familiarity with the original documents and with the ground as the present record.
A well respected work by Professor Smith of Dartmouth College. Item #29555

First Edition. A copy with fine provenance having belonged to Frank C. Deering and important member of the Deering family of New England. Extra-Illustrated with a fine collection including 5 etchings, 24 steel engravings, 3 copperplate engravings, 24 woodcuts laid down on full sheets and 3 hand painted portraits. 4to, handsomely bound in three-quarter dark green straight grain morocco over marbled paper boards, the spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, ruled in gilt on the turnover and corner edges. the complete text with the collected extra-illustrations disbursed throughout. A very fine survival, the plates and text-block in excellent condition, the binding beautifully preserved, the dark green morocco mellowed to honey on the spine panel as is typical.

Price: $495.00