The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America: including an Account of the Late War; and of the Thirteen Colonies, from their origin to that period.

London: Printed for the Author, 1788. Four volumes. 8vo. [26], 504; [8], 584; [8], 499; [8], 446pp., [34], nine engraved folding maps and plates. A recent rebind by Philip Dusel in a period style full leather. Clean and crisp internally. Gordon sympathized with the Colonials so much he resigned his pastorate in England and immigrated to America. According to Justin Winsor in his "Narrative and Critical History of America," he interviewed Nathanael Greene, which may explain a more thorough reading of the southern campaign. The details of the maps are exceptional. GEPHART 996. "First full-scale history of this war by an American; to its preparation Jefferson contributed some aid" - HOWES G256. LARNED 134. "Gordon is deservedly reckoned as the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution" - SABIN 28011. Item #62189

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