Hardcover. Very Good. Item #5410
London: J. Knox, 1776. Volume 2 only. All maps missing. Octavo (21.5x13.5cm); 489pp, followed by one page of advertisements for books published by J. Knox. This copy is from the personal library of New York Times journalist William Safire.
Calf binding with red title label on spine. Edges rubbed and foot of spine is chipped. Binding sound. Previous owner's name (Ann Hawken) written in ink on top of front flyleaf. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked.
This volume includes several detailed chapters on "British America" and describes how the continent was "discovered" by Columbus. A fascinating glimpse at how the British may have thought about the American colonies on the brink of declaring their Independence.