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Author Robertson, William, 1721-1793.
Title The history of America / by William Robertson, D.D. principal of The University of Edinburgh, and historiographer to his Majesty for Scotland.
Publication Info. Dublin : Printed for Messrs. Price, Whitestone, W. Watson, Corcoran, R. Cross, Sleater, Sheppard, Chamberlaine, Potts, J. Hoey, Fitzsimons, Williams, E. Lynch, S. Watson, W. Colles, W. Wilson, Moncrieffe, Walker, Exshaw, M. Hay, Armitage, Porter, Hallhead, T. Stewart, Flin, Faulkner, Burnet, Jenkin, Mills, Beatty, Spotswood, Gilbert, Vallance, P. Wilson, R. Stewart, P. Hoey, Wogan, E. Cross, Macelrath, Higley, White, Kidd, Grueber, Hillary, M'Kenly, and Magee, M,DCC,LXXVII [1777]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M R6527 H42  v.1    IN LIBRARY
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M R6527 H42  v.2    IN LIBRARY
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M R6527 H42  v.3    IN LIBRARY
Description 3 v. (v. 1: xvii, [7], 272 p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 2: [4], 387, [1] p., [1] folded leaf of plates; v. 3: [4], 363, [21] p.) : ill., port. ; 22 cm. (8⁰)
Series Blake ; no. 1346.
Note Originally published: London, 1777, in two volumes in quarto.
One of two octavo editions published in Dublin in 1777, this one in three volumes. Contains Books I-VIII, the history of the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru.
Signatures: v. 1: [a]⁴ b⁸ B-S⁸ ([a]1 verso, [a]2 verso, b5 verso, b8 verso, E5 verso, M8 verso, R3 verso, R4 verso blank); v. 2: [A]² B-2B⁸ 2C² ([A]1 verso, [A]2 verso, X7 verso, X8 verso, 2C2 verso blank); v. 3: [A]² B-2B⁸ ([A]1 verso, [A]2 verso, O3 verso, U1 verso, Z6 verso, 2A6 verso, 2B8 verso blank).
Volume 1: p. 175 misnumbered as 157; v. 3: p. 313 as 113.
Plates (2) unnumbered; portrait of William Robertson serves as frontispiece in v. 1.
Indexed In: Sabin 71973n
ESTC T78962
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index, among them: "A catalogue of Spanish books and manuscripts." (v. 3: p. [351]-363).
Note "Short account of what is contained in the letter sent to the Emperor, mentioned Preface, p. xi." (v. 3: p. [349]-350).
Library copy v. 1 imperfect, lacking all after p. 268; illustration torn. Vol. 2 lacking the folded plate. Frontispiece portrait of W. Robertson by J. Reynolds in v. 3. Binding: full calf. Various markings and annotations throughout, in black ink and pencil. Listed in libary's 1789 catalogue, 42 and p. 61; 1793 catalogue, p. 71, No. 616. Borrowed by Theophylact Bache; v. 1 on August 4th and 25th, 1791; v. 2 on September 9th, returned on the 20th. Listed in the first ledger as Rob. His. America. Borrowed (v. 1 only per the First ledger) by Rev. William Linn on March 5th, 1790 and returned on the 19th. ZNS
Gift to Victoria University Library. Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.
Subject Robertson, William, 1721-1793 -- Portraits.
America -- History -- Early works to 1800.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
Mexico -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Peru -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Genre or Form Pagination errors (Printing) -- Ireland -- Dublin -- 1777.
Engravings -- Ireland -- Dublin -- 1777.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Subject Latin America -- Bibliography.
Added Author Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, artist.
Price, Samuel, d. 1793, bookseller.
Whitestone, William, d. 1792, bookseller.
Watson, William, d. 1792, bookseller.
Corcoran, Bartholomew, d. 1792, bookseller.
Cross, Richard, d. 1809, bookseller.
Sleater, William, d. 1801, bookseller.
Sheppard, Josiah, bookseller.
Chamberlaine, Dillon, bookseller.
Potts, James, d. 1775, bookseller.
Hoey, James, fl. 1759-1781, bookseller.
Williams, James, d. 1787, bookseller.
Lynch, Elizabeth, fl. 1770-1791, bookseller.
Watson, Samuel, fl. 1761-1802, bookseller.
Colles, William, d. 1790, bookseller.
Wilson, William, fl. 1769-1801, bookseller.
Moncrieff, Richard, d. 1798, bookseller.
Exshaw, John, d. 1776, bookseller.
Bache, Theophylact, 1735-1807, reader. ZNS
Linn, William, 1752-1808, reader.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1789. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1793. ZNS
New York Society Library. Charging ledger. 1789-1792. ZNS
City Readers: Digital Historic Collections (New York Society Library)
Added Title History of America. Books 1-8
Catalogue of Spanish books and manuscripts.