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The Annual Register

Or a View of the History Politics and Literature

For the Year(s) 1758,1759, 1765 and 1813

By Various

1800-1814 - London - W Otridge and Son et al.

8.5" by 5.5"; vii, 495pp, [7]; vii, 494pp, [6]; 238pp; xv, 561pp

 

 

DETAILS

Four volumes of The Annual Register from the mid eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. 

Of these four volumes, the 1813 Annual Register is a scarce first edition, published in 1814.

The 1758 volume is the seventh edition, 1758 the eighth edition and the 1765 is a third edition, all published in the early 1800s.

Folding plate of civil expenses to 1765 volume.

1758 begins with 'The History of The Present War' which is the Seven Years' War which occurred between 1754 and 1763. It involved every European great power of the time except the Ottoman Empire, and spanned five continents. Europe was split between Great Britain and France. The 1759 annual begins with the same focus in addition to state papers, some natural history, antiquities, miscellaneous essays, poetry and a list of books published that year.

By the time of the 1765 Annual Register the Seven Years' War has ended, but the American Revolution was just beginning. The beginnings of the American Revolution are documented in this Annual Register as the volume opens with lengthy discussion of the colonies and their rejection of the British authority to tax them without colonial representatives in government. 

The 1813 Annual Register discusses several bills, elections and naval occurrences including the Anglo-American war of 1812-1815 and some writings on Napoleon and war in Europe. There is also a record of 'remarkable trials and law cases' including Dunne vs the Albion Insurance and a trial of someone named Collie for Bigamy. 

The Annual Register is a long-established reference work, written and published each year. It records and analyses the year's major events, developments and trends worldwide. The first year of the publication was 1758 under Edmund Burke's editorship and has been produced continuously since that date.

CONDITION

In uniform half calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the spines and extremities. Small loss to head and tail of spines. Some rubbing to the boards. Front hinge to 1758 volume is slightly strained but firm. Hinges to 1813 volume are slightly strained but firm also. All volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with instances of light scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD.


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