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Author Gordon, William, 1728-1807.
Title 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 / by William Gordon, D.D. ; [Two lines of quotation].
Publication Info. London : Printed for the Author, and sold by Charles Dilly, in the Poultry; and James Buckland, in Pater-Noster-Row, M DCC LXXXVIII. [1788]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M G6657 H4  v.1    IN LIBRARY
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M G6657 H4  v.2    IN LIBRARY
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M G6657 H4  v.3    IN LIBRARY
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M G6657 H4  v.4    IN LIBRARY
Description 4 v. : folded maps ; 23 cm. (8⁰)
Note "In four volumes".
"Entered at Stationers-Hall" within square brackets at foot of t.p.
Pagination, v. 1: [26], 504 p., 1 folded map; v. 2: [8], 58 p., 4 folded maps; v. 3: [6], 499, [1] (last p. blank), 2 folded maps; v. 4: [6], 445, [35] p. (p. [446] blank), 2 folded maps.
Binder's instruction on p. [8], v. 1, lists 9 maps for all vols.
List of subscribers: p. [9]-[20]; American subscribers (divided by states: Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island; followed by four individuals from Vermont, New York, Philadelphia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia): p. [21]-[22], v. 1.
Errata at foot of p. [26] and terminal page, v. 1; v. 2: p. [8], 584; v. 3: p. [6], 499; v. 4: p. [6], 445.
Index for all vols. on 34 unnumbered pages at end of v. 4.
This work is a plagiarism based mainly on the Annual Register. Cf. "Charles Stedman's 'History of the American War'," by R. Kent Newmyer in The American Historical Review, July, 1958, p. 924-934.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Indexed In: Sabin 28011
ESTC T117050
Note Library set listed in 1789 catalogue, p. 35 as Gordon's history, and in 1793 catalogue, p. 44, No. 61 as Gordon's American war. Borrowed by Henrietta Maria Colden (v. 1 only) on March 22nd, 1791; returned on the 23rd. Volume 1 (Am. War Gordon's in the First ledger) borrowed by Catharine Bradford on December 5th, 1791, returned on the 14th; v. 2 borrowed on the same day and returned on the 31st; vol. 4 borrowed December 17th, 1790 and returned on January 6, 1791. ZNS
Library set binding: half-calf, marbled paper over boards; raised bands; gold-tooled ornaments on spine panels; double lettering-piece (red for the title and black for the author and volume) with direct lettering in gold; all edges speckled in red; green end-papers. Trimmed to 21 cm. ZNS
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Maps.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Maps.
Genre or Form Privately published books (Publishing) -- England -- 18th century.
Subscribers' lists -- England -- 18th century.
Subscribers' lists -- United States -- 18th century.
Integral errata lists (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Engravings -- England -- 18th century.
Binders' instructions (Binding) -- England -- 18th century.
Calf bindings (Binding) -- 18th century. ZNS
Marbled papers (Binding) -- 18th century. ZNS
Lettering-pieces (Binding) -- 18th century. ZNS
Added Author Gordon, William, 1728-1807, publisher.
Dilly, Charles, 1739-1807, bookseller.
Buckland, James, 1710 or 11-1790, bookseller.
Conder, Thomas, 1746 or 7-1831, engraver.
Colden, Henrietta Maria, reader. ZNS
Bradford, Catharine, 1742-1822, reader.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1793. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1789. ZNS
New York Society Library. Charging ledger. 1789-1792. ZNS
City Readers: Digital Historic Collections (New York Society Library)
Spine Title History of the American Revolution