New York: Longmans, Green and Co. 1899.
Leather_bound. Eight volumes. Octavo.FIRST EDITION. American Revolution by George Otto Trevelyan, with the Early Life of Charles James Fox. Six volumes American Revolution and two volumes Early life of Charles James Fox.
Bound by G.P Putnam's Sons in three quarter green morocco over cloth boards, spine gilt ruled and titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, green cloth endpaper, A handsome set.
Trevelyan's Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, published in 1876 is regarded as one of the best biographies in English. This work. American Revolution, was published between 1899 and 1914. The biography of Charles James Fox was first published in 1880.
The focus of this work is less on American Revolution, as it happened on the ground in the Colonies, but on the effect of the British rule on the Colonies and the American Revolution asit was happening. Trevelyan's sympathies lie more with the British than the Americans, and more with Fox and the Whig party than the King George and his political allies. Fine. Item #957