London: Urban, Sylvanus, 1778. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good. Item #12010
Original 1778 bound volume of the British newspaper/magazine 'The Gentleman's Magazine' from the pivotal year of the Revolutionary War in America, 1778, the year America secured its alliance with France after the decisive Battles of Saratoga in the Fall of 1777.
12 regular issues, complete with all plates and maps, including a large fold-out map of the Hudson River Valley in New York during the Saratoga Campaign. The year-end supplemental issue is lacking the two called-for plates, of no significance to the war in America.
Boards rubbed and worn with much of the spine and spine label missing. Interior in Very Good condition.
A beautifully rustic piece, chock full of Revolutionary War history, including a long detailed account of the Battle of Saratoga and the official report of General William Howe, commanding General of British forces in America, on the action in the immediate aftermath of the British victory at the Battle of Brandywine.
This volume also includes detailed accounts of the Battle of Monmouth, in June, 1778, the last major engagement of the Revolution in the Northern Theatre.