Very Good. Item #6147
London: W. and J. Innys; and J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1725. Volume two only of a three volume set. Quarto; 726 pp., followed by 19 fold-out engravings.
Bookplate on front attached endpaper for Annapolis Anglican minister Jonathan Boucher, a Loyalist and tutor to George Washington's stepson John Parke Custis. Boucher, once considered a close friend of Washington, staunchly opposed the American revolution. His views were unpopular in colonial Maryland and he feared for his life, reportedly keeping two loaded pistols with him in his pulpit as he preached. Ultimately, he returned to London in 1775 where he lived in exile.
Contemporary leather boards rebacked with modern raised bands and gilt lettering. Corners rubbed. Pages clean and unmarked with only minor foxing. Indecipherable ownership inscription for two previous owners on title page.
[Bolton's American Armory, 18.; Washington Library at Mount Vernon, Center for Digital History.].