5 April 2016
LONGCHAMPS, Pierre de (d.1812). Histoire impartiale des évenemens militaires et politiques de la dernière guerre, dans les quatre parties du monde. Amsterdam and Paris: Veuve Duchesne, 1785.
3 volumes, 8° (183 x 109 mm). (Some occasional foxing.) Original marbled paper wrappers, uncut. Provenance: Kenneth Nebenzahl (bookplate; sold Christie’s New York, 10 April 2012, lot 83).
FIRST EDITION, second issue (changed only in the imprint). This important journal describes the military phases of the American Revolution, 1774-83. It includes French and British operations in all theaters worldwide, but is largely devoted to the French part in the war in America, and is one of the first French accounts of the war. Barbier II:812; Cioranescu, 18e siècle 40820; Fay, p.21; Gephart 5702; Howes L-447; Sabin 41905. IN FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION.
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