A State of the Expedition from Canada, as Laid before the House of Commons, by Lieutenant-General Burgoyne, and verified by Evidence; With a Collection of Authentic Documents, and an Addition of Many Circumstances which Were Prevented from Appearing before the House by the Prorogation of Parliament. Written and collected by himself, and dedicated to the Officers of the Army he commanded

London: J. Almon, 1780. Second edition (first published in quarto the same year). 8vo. ix, (2), 191, (1, duplicate "advertisement" leaf), cix. Six folding maps and plans, with troop emplacements and movements hand-colored, two with overlays showing changes in troop positions, folding table. Howes B-968: "His chief defense against all charges." Sabin 9255: "His very interesting story is told in a masterly manner, and the materials of which it is composed will be held in great estimation by historians, who shall record the events of the unhappy war, to which they owe their birth." Gephart 6179 (this edition). Streeter sale 794 (for the first edition). Sowerby 479 (this edition). Reese Revolutionary Hundred 63 (for the first edition): "Most important source for information about [Burgoyne's expedition down the Hudson Valley in 1777 from Canada, resulting in his disastrous defeat at Saratoga]." Two old independent library bookplates on front pastedown, offset on map and plans, large folding map at the front with some separation from edges of folds. Still a very good copy. Contemporary calf (front joint cracked, but holding), all edges sprinkled blue, gilt rules and leather label on spine. (9802). Item #63118

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