Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #026091
In two volumes. Limited to 575 copies. The present set is number 59. Volume I xxx, 276 pages with the folded map; Volume II, 322 pages. One of the most important primary sources on the conditions of America made by an astute foreigner during the American Revolution. Anburey sailed from Ireland in 1776 to join the British regulars where he served as a Lieutenant in the army of General Burgoyne. His observations are remarkable including his close observation of a cotton gin in 1789 which was far more efficient than that of Eli Whitney. The vast majority of the early subscribers to this volume were British rather than Americans. A remarkable set in fine condition bound in green-gray paper covered boards, paper spine labels, housed within the original slipcase showing wear with a couple of splits.