STEDMAN, CHARLES The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War.
London: Printed for the Author and sold by J. Murray; J. Debrett; and J. Kerby, 1794. First edition. Two volumes. Contemporary calf boards with gilt floral boarder to covers, rebacked laying down original backstrips and green morocco lettering labels. 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches (26.5 x 19.5 cm); 15 maps and plates (plus the overslip to the plan of Bunker Hill as issued), half-title to both volumes, xv, 399; xv, 449, index. Tear into the Bunker Hill map where mounted and some misfolding to overslip, a similar tear into New York map and short splits to a few others where mounted, two of these repaired, light spotting, foxing and thumbsoiling, a few stray blue marks, a well preserved set overall.
According to Sabin, Charles Stedman's work is "considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side." Stedman was Philadelphia born but was a staunch loyalist fighting for the British at Lexington and Concord and later under Generals Howe and Cornwallis. The maps here are particularly fine and the one depicting the Battle of Bunker Hill retains the printed overlay missing in many copies. Howes S914. Sabin 91057.
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