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An Impartial History of the War in America, between Great Britain and Her Colonies, from its Commencement to the End of the Year 1779, 1st London edition, for R. Faulder, and J. Milliken, Carlisle, 1780,
engraved folding map of North America as frontispiece, 13 engraved portrait plates of American revolutionaries, map browned and offset and with short split (3 cm) to one fold, plates offset, modern morocco, 8vo (21 x 12.5 cm)
Church 1171; ESTC T45611; Howes B975 aa; Sabin 34375. The text was plagiarised from the Annual Register and first published separately at Dublin the previous year as The History of the War in America ... to the End of the Year 1778 (in two volumes, with a third printed in 1785; see Sabin 32226), but this London edition is the first to contain the portrait plates of American revolutionaries. There were also two other issues, with only Faulder's or Milliken's imprint on the title page.