Histoire des Troubles de L'Amerique Anglaise, ecrite sur les memoires les plus authentiques.

Paris: Chez Buisson, 1787. Second, and best, edition. 8vo. 4 volumes: (8), 379, 6 [ads]; (4), 365; (4), 420; (4), 272, 43 pp. Three folding maps, one of them in two sheets ("Carte d'une Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale," 24 x 19 1/2 inches, a delineation of the colonies and Canada with insets of the Mississippi River watershed and the northern border of the Gulf of Mexico, the untitled two-sheet map, 20- 1/2 x 36 1/2 combined, shows the post road from Boston to Williamsburg with cities and towns along the way, and "Plan d'York en Virginie," 11 1/4 x 15 1/8 inches, shows the troop emplacements at Yorktown); with all half-titles. Howes S-770: "In its completed form [this edition], the best French history of this war; Rochambeau aided in its preparation." Sabin 87290. Larned 1502: "Covers the whole field of the Revolution from 1774 to 1783, especially of the French and Spanish participation in the war. Includes also ... some interesting matter on the financial and social condition of the United States in 1783." Sowerby 484: "Jefferson supplied Soules with material for this book, and corrected and edited Soules's own contributions ... the notes written by Jefferson were translated into French by Soules and incorporated into his work, with the result that the 'Histoire' has material not to be found in other contemporary histories ... this history, dedicated to Louis XVI, is considered [Soules's] best work." Fine copy. Contemporary blue boards, ornamental gilt rules and titles on spines, all edges sprinkled blue. (9382). Item #62649

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