London: Annual Register. Mixed editions. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #239721
Part 1 1758 [4th edn.]. 77 pages. Part 2 1759 [3rd edn.]. 56 pages. Part 3 1760 [3rd edn.]. 64 pages. Part 4 1761 [1st edn.]. 58 pages. Part 5 1762 [1st edn.]. 64 pages. The popularity of The Annual Register in the earliest years, particularly due to the coverage of The Seven Years' War, led to a number of editions of each year, as shown by the variety of printings in this collection. Indeed the first and second volumes went through five editions within ten years. Burke himself writes a useful few words in a preface page in the 1758 first part explaining the challenge the writing of this complex war presented him. In the 1762 preface he explains why the inclusion of the peace Treaty was put into the 1762 volume despite taking place in 1763. Burke's talent as an historian resulted in The Annual Register being a unique journal in its coverage of the global war, from the Colonies in America [The French and Indian War] through to West Africa and India, with detailed analysis of the origin and progress of hostilities. Commencing with the start of the war in 1756 Burke skillfully incorporated the early part into his first chapter and continued in a chronological fashion to cover the events to the war's conclusion, managing to incorporate the Treaty of Hubertusburg (Feb 1763) by extending the publishing deadline of the 1762 issue. An uncommon collection, written by one the greatest eighteenth century political writers. The overall condition is very good, with some foxing in places. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Annual Register; Antiquarian & Rare; Printed before 1800; New Arrivals; Inventory No: 239721.
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