London: Printed for the author and sold by J. Bowen, 1780. First Edition. Hardcover. NOTE: THIS IS BOOK I, BUT BOOK II NEVER PUBLISHED.Nicely rebound in brown cloth, red leather title label, titles and spine rules in gilt. Large quarto [11 1/2 x9 inches]. Very light general wear, gilt title and covers bright, bit of rubbing to red label. Inside front hinge cracked but binding tight. New endpapers.  695 pp]. Recent bookplate, Two small circular embossed stamps from the Middlesex Mechanics Association, 1825 [Lowell, Massachusetts] to both title page and first page of preface. Light foxing throughout, overall a nice, copy. Very Good. Item #80717
George Chalmers (1742-1825) was a Scottish antiquarian and political writer. He emigrated to America, practicing law in Baltimore, but his Royalist sentiments and firm belief that the Colonies should be taxed prompted his return to England, where he was appointed chief clerk to the committee of the Privy Council. His works include histories of the American Colonies and of Scotland, commissioned biographies of Thomas Paine and Daniel Defoe, and various political works.
NOTE: Chalmers never completed the second book to the series.