London. Printed for William Lane, Leadenhall St. 1789. First Edition. Leather-bound. 2 volumes. Full polished leather with red and black spine labels. Octavos. Corners bumped, edgewear and some discoloration and staining to boards, cracking to outer spines and fraying to heads and tails of spines. Volume 1: vii, list of subscribers, errata page , 467 pages. Volume II: 558 pages. Large engraved foldout map at front [approx.14 x 16 inches], Three plates [2 folding] Note: Lacks two of the six plates called for. Includes the fabulous black and red, "dollar" plates and the Indian warrior (entering his wigwam with a scalp). 1.5" trimmed from top of title page and inked signature and place name (?) to title page. Map is in good condition, some toning and chips to borders. Ink name and date of 1917 to front pastedown, text clean. Binding sound. Good. Item #79469
Anburey was a lieutenant in the army of General Burgoyne and fought at the Battle of Saratoga where he was captured, served time in prison and was later released, returning to England in 1791. This narrative is composed as a series of 79 letters. and contains some excellent eyewitness accounts. (There were some rumours spread about, questioning the veracity of some of Anburey's accounts).
NOTE: "Howes calls for 7 plates, apparently in error; the plate list calls for 6, as seen in all other copies (seen by Swann Gallery)....Clark, Old South I:192; Howes A226; Sabin 1366.