1797. London: G. G. and J. Robinson, Faternoster-Row, 1797.
Thick 8vo, xciv, (1, errata), 596 pp. Very early/original half sheep, marbled boards, quite rubbed and word, ex-library copy with spine markings, stamp on verso of t/p, and the large bookplate at front of S. Edmund's College (Cambridge).
§ A substantial and quite early study of the Revolution. "Many
students of the American Revolution have not quite fully appreciated, nor understood, the motivation of men such as Jonathan Boucher to remain loyal to King and Country. To Boucher and fellow Loyalists, Country meant America – not England – a fact sometimes overlooked. A number of arguments used to explain the Loyalist mindset are familiar: conservatism, English identity, aristocracy, Anglicanism, to name a few. While these are not wrong explanations, they fail to portray the most
holistic interpretation of Loyalism possible." (Paul Shakeshaft, "Jonathan Boucher and the American Revolution," HISTORIA, Vol. 21, 2012). Item #124886