London: The Gentleman's Magazine, 1774. 8vo. Very Good. Item #15415
"But behold what followed! a number of resolute men (dressed like Mohawks or Indians), determined to do all in their power to save their country from the ruin which their enemies had plotted, in less than four hours emptied every chest of tea on board the three ships....amounting to 342 chests, into the sea..."
Here we offer a drop-dead gorgeous bound volume of 12 issues plus supplement of the Gentleman's Magazine, a London periodical, from 1774, with First Reports of the Boston Tea Party.
These 12 issues were printed in 1774 and bound together in late 1774 or early 1775, just as tensions were about to erupt into full-scale war, and then distributed to subscribers.
"We are positively informed, that the patriotic inhabitants of Lexington...unanimously resolved against the use of the bohea tea of all sorts...and to manifest the sincerity of their resolutions...brought together every ounce contained in the town, and committed it to one common bonfire."
Included in these precious issues are first hand accounts of the Boston Tea Party, a summary printing of the Suffolk Resolves, proceedings of the 1st Continental Congress, implementation of the Intolerable Acts, and much much more.
All of these important events were critical points on the path to the American Revolution and each issue contains news of the fermenting discontent as the growing disaffection spreads through the colonies, news that people were reading in these issues as the actual history was being made.
Bound in quarter leather over marbled-paper covered boards. Square tight binding, with leather thinly split at the joints but held tight by the cord binding. Rubbing and edge wear to boards with mild edge wear at spines ends. All called-for plates and maps present.
Overall, an extremely handsome volume of utmost importance relating to the coming revolutionary War.