New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. Third printing. Hardcover. 2 volumes, dark brown morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt; xxxii, (33)-783; viii, (9)-772, profusely illustrated. Moderate rubbing to covers, former owner names and inscriptions to front blank leaf in both volumes. Item #22176
Handsome set of this popular history of the War for Independence. Originally published in 30 serial parts in 1851-52, the first book edition followed in 1855. Praised by Sabin as containing ". . . many details and anecdotes which are not to be found in any other work; indeed, the great variety and numerous items of information contained in these volumes make the work a cyclopaedia of the American Revolution." Howes L477; Sabin 42129.