NEW HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, June 17, 1775, In Purpose, Conduct, and Result [bound with,] SIEGE AND EVACUATION OF BOSTON AND CHARLESTOWN, With a Brief Account of Pre-Revolutionary Public Buildings

NEW HISTORY OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, June 17, 1775, In Purpose, Conduct, and Result [bound with,] SIEGE AND EVACUATION OF BOSTON AND CHARLESTOWN, With a Brief Account of Pre-Revolutionary Public Buildings

(Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1875; 1876).

FIRST EDITIONS OF THESE TWO SCARCE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ESSAYS BY A LEADING BOSTON NEWSPAPER EDITOR. PUBLISHED TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENNIAL OF THE EVENTS. Wheildon, and his newspapers, had also been major supporters of the Bunker Hill Monument Association and the building of the present monument there, a significant landmark in a city rich in American Revolutionary history. Item #29668

Two works bound as one. First edition of each publication. "Bunker Hill" with a folding map of Boston and Charlestown and with an engraved view of the Memorial as tailpiece; "Siege" with a portrait frontispiece, folding map of Boston, two maps and a view of Old South Church within the text. 8vo, each of the two works retain their original front and rear blue paper wrappers printed in black, now handsomely presented bound together in blue morocco backed marbled boards with blue morocco trim at the fore-edges, the spine with a sepia morocco label gilt ruled and lettered. 56pp.; 62pp. In fine condition, both texts beautifully preserved, clean and fresh with a little mellowing to the original wrappers only, the handsome binding as new.

Price: $350.00