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One of the first French accounts of the American Revolutionary War for independence

[LONGCHAMPS, Pierre Charpentier de].
Histoire imperiale des événemens militaires et politiques de la derniere guerre, dans les quatre parties du monde.
Paris, the widow of Duchesne, 1785. 3 volumes. 12mo. With Duchesnes woodcut publishers device (DC monogram in a wreath and accompanied by oak branches) and a different headpiece in each volume. Uniformly bound in contemporary mottled calf. 558, [2]; 523; [2], 620 pp.
€ 2,000
First edition (volume 1 in the present copy with the title-page in a variant state (with the year "1785" misprinted, the numbers 1 and 7 are tilted to the right and the 8 is on its side)), printed and published in Paris, of a famous and important history of the American Revolution, by Pierre Charpentier de Longchamps (1740-1812).
Although the title promises the description of all the wars raging in the four parts of the world, the work concentrates on the American Revolutionary War, or American War of Independence.The larger part relates to the military operations in North America, primarily the French and British activities.
In addition to the war in the North American colonies, the book describes the French attacks on the English in the Caribbean, India and Gibraltar.Variant issue (with the year 1785 misprinted on the first title-page) of the original Paris edition of this famous and important history of the American Revolution by Pierre Charpentier de Longchamps (1740-1812). Another page-for-page reprint appeared in Amsterdam in the same year, followed by several other editions and translations, including a Spanish translation in 1793.
Foot of the spines of the second and third volumes damaged, otherwise a set in very good condition. Barbier, II, 812; Cioranescu (18th cent.) 40820; Fay, p. 21 Gephart 5702; Howes L-447; Sabin 41905.
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