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Account of the European Settlements in America. In Six Parts.

BURKE, Edmund, et al(attrib)]

Publication Date: 1758
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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[BURKE, Edmund, et al(attrib)]. An Account of the European Settlements in America. In Six Parts.The Second Edition, With Improvements. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1758. Two volumes. [8],324,[10]; [12],308pp. Folding frontis. map in both volumes; folding map of Guadeloupe in second volume. Antique-style speckled calf, gilt-stamped spines. Titlepage of first volume a bit stained, else quite clean inside. A handsome set. HOWES B974. CLARK I:208. TODD 4b. SABIN 9282. PALAU 37503 (for the first ed). HILL 218 (note). Second edition, following the first of the year before, with corrections and the addition of summaries at the start of each chapter. The authorship of this work, at least in terms of primary credit, still remains open, with William Burke (Edmund's cousin) and Richard Burke (his brother) frequently being given credit as collaborators. Burke himself told Boswell that he only "revised" it. Whoever the ultimate responsible party, the work was nonetheless extremely popular, frequently reprinted and translated. The first volume deals largely with Hispanic America, relating to Mexico, New Mexico, and the English claims to California, Peru, Chile, and Brazil. The second volume describes European colonies in the West Indies. The two frontispiece maps are general maps of North and South America. Bookseller Inventory # 48527

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Title: Account of the European Settlements in ...

Publication Date: 1758

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