(London: For William Lane, 1791).

A HANDSOME SET WITH SIGNIFICANT PROVENANCE. Thomas Anburey was an officer and sailed to America in 1776 in charge of Irish recruits for the 47th Regiment. He served under General Burgoyne in the battle of Saratoga and his account of that time is historically important, though some say also riddled with fraud. The narrative is composed of a series of letters written while in America. They begin in August of 1776 and the final letter is dated December of 1781. During this time he was taken prisoner in the United States, and was sent back to Britain. There are more than 80 letters and they paint an interesting picture of American life in the late 18th century.
Each volume bears the Tiffany Co. engraved bookplate of U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and historian Henry Cabot Lodge. Item #30795

2 volumes. 'A New Edition' being the second and still prior to the author's name being included. Both volumes with the engraved bookplate of Henry Cabot Lodge attesting to fine American provenance. With a large folding engraved map, four pages of American paper money printed in black and red; a folding view of St. Johns; folding plan of a blockhouse; view of "An Indian Warrior"; folding view of Saw Mill and Blockhouse at Fort Anne Creek; large folding view of the Hudson at Still Water Encampment; and a large folding view of the Encampment at Charlottesville, VA. 8vo, in contemporary full call covered boards, the edges trimmed with a gilt roll device,sometime properly re-backed to period style with flat blind trimmed bands and two burgundy morocco labels lettered, ruled, and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. xii, [4], 414; 492 pp. A handsome set with nice provenance, internally fine and clean and fresh, just some very occasional light spotting here or there,. The bindings with some expected wear and rubbing to the antique boards, the spines neat, proper and fine. The plates all in excellent condition, the map with a few small tears at the fold lines with no loss.

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