Lot 40 of 522:
An Account of the European Settlements in America  

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$300 - $500

Title:
An Account of the European Settlements in America

Author:
[Burke, Edmund, attributed]

Place:
London

Publisher:
R. & J. Dodsley

Date:
1770

Description:

2 volumes. [8], viii, 324, [10]; xii, 308 pp. Two folding engraved maps extra-illustrated with an inserted folding map in Volume II. (8vo) 20.8x13 cm (8¼x5"), modern brown buckram with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Fifth Edition.

Inserted map is plate VI of William Gordon's The History of Rise, Progress and Establishment of the Independence of the United States published in 1788. Significant history of the European expansion into the New World, called by Howes the "best contemporary account." He also notes that the work was "actually written by William Burke, but usually ascribed to his more famous kinsman who gave substantial help". Howes B974.


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Condition:
A few scuffs to cloth; some repairs to title pages, Edmund Burke's name in pen on Vol. I title page, a bit of toning with occasional foxing spots, a few chips and occasional worming; a few small splits at map folds; very good.


 
Item number:
309437
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