Item #E24503 L'Histoire de L'Amerique( in four volumes in period fine bindings). M. Robertson, William.

L'Histoire de L'Amerique( in four volumes in period fine bindings)

Paris: Panckoucke, 1778. Leather_bound. Four volumes, 16mo., in period full speckled calf, hubbed spines, with compartments decorated in gilt, red leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Edges of the text blocks stained red. 400, 653, 586, and 433 pp. + 4 pp. errata+ 2 pp. "Approbation" and "Privilege du Roi". Folding map "Carte de L'Amerique" Meridionale" at p. 34 of Vol. I and "Carte Du Golfe Du Mexico des Isles et des Pays Adjacens" immediately following, and three additional folding plates in Vol. IV. at p. 330: "Carte du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espangne..", "Carte des Pays Situes Sur La Mer Du Sud Depuis Panama jusqu'a Guayaquil", and "Table Chronologique des Maxicams". All volumes firm in the bindings, some scuffing here and there to the extremities and to the edges. Interiors are clean and bright; the "Carte D'Amerique" map has a closed tear to one panel. Scottish clergyman and historian William Robertson studied at the University of Edinburgh and in 1761 became royal chaplin to George III. He completed his "History of Scotland" in 1759 and led to his wide popularity and respect throughout Europe. His "History of America" was first published in England in 1777, was equally successful and was promptly translated into Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and French. Robertson said that he had waited to finish his work until a stable government had been established in the 13 colonies. but, with the exception of a few minor revisions, left the work unfinished as the American Revolution progressed. Very Good. Item #E24503

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