London: J. Dodsley, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes an extensive report on the Boston Tea Party and other events of the time in the Massachusetts colony.
"The "Annual Register" was created in London in 1758 by the publishers James and Robert Dodsley, conceived as an annual publication which would review the history, politics and literature of the day. They employed Edmund Burke to do much of the writing. By the 1760s The Annual Register had established itself as amongst the most respected journals in print. Joseph Sabin notes: "This most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events for over a hundred years contains accurate accounts of the Revolutionary War..."." While the most notable content is the report on the Boston Tea Party, this volume much more, with an extensive amount devoted to correspondence between America and the King and parliament exploring growing concerns that would lead to the Revolutionary War. Included are documents, printed in full, passed by the First Continental Congress on Oct. 26, 1774, petitioning King George III to repeal the hated Intolerable Acts. Also included is the "Association of the American Congress", created on Oct. 20, 1774...and much more. Regarding the Boston Tea Party, the report includes: "...that the ships lying so near, the teas would be landed...notwithstanding any guard...that if they were landed nothing could prevent their being disposed of...To prevent this dreaded consequence, a number of armed men, under the disguise of Mohawk Indians, boarded the ships, and in a few hours discharged their whole cargoes of tea into the sea...Some smaller quantities of tea met afterwards with a similar fate, at Boston and a few other places..." and much more. Near Fine [Fine Textblock]. Light shelf/edge wear, joints tender, bottom tips slightly through, light wear to head, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Full mottled calf binding, burgundy and black leather spine labels, gilt lettering and decorative elements. vo. , 245, pp. Item #10441