London: printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street, MDCCLXXXIX. . First Edition. Half-Morocco. First Edition (preceding the French edition by one year) of this eighteenth-century travel account of Canada and the Northeast. Complete in two octavo volumes, including plate list, subscribers and errata (rebound without half titles). ,vii,,467,1; ,558pp, with frontispiece folding map ("delineating the March of the Army"), 5 engraved views (4 folding), folding plan, and facsimiles of American currency in red and black on two leaves. Recent burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, end papers renewed. A superb set, short stained streaks to fore-edge of vol. I, affecting margins only of several leaves, very faint offsetting from plates, else clean and bright throughout with rich impressions of the plates. Clark I 192. Lande (Redpath) 7. Sabin 1366-67. TPL 541. Bibliotheca Americana (Stevens), p. 27. Howes A-226 ("Capt. Anburey served with Burgoyne, but this account of his travels was largely plagiarized from Burnaby, Smyth and others."). Fine. Item #BB1405
¶ First Edition of this epistolary account of the British military expedition from Canada during the American Revolution. Anburey attempts to vindicate, in a series of 79 letters, the British surrender at Saratoga. Much of the early correspondence is addressed from Quebec and Montreal, most of the second volume from military prisons in Virginia and Maryland. The large plates and map provide some important views of military encampments and major battle locales. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.