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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Robertson, William, 1721-1793.
History of America.
London : Printed for W. Strahan ; T. Cadell, in the Strand, and J. Balfour, at Edinburgh, MDCCLXXVII. 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Robertson; William Strahan; T Cadell; John Balfour; Tho Kitchin; F Ashton De Peyster, Esq
|Notes:||A notice by Thomas Cadell was issued on 28 May concerning the maps for this work, and is entitled 'To the public. Dr. Robertson's History of America is to be illustrated . .'.
Pagination, v. 1: xvii, , , 488 p.,  folded leaves of plates; v. 2: , 535, ,  p.,  folded leaves of plates.
Contains Books I-VIII, the history of the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. Books IX-X, the history of Virginia and New England, first appeared separately in 1796.
"A catalogue of Spanish books and manuscripts": v. 2, p. 523-535.
Index on 20 unnumbered p. at end of v. 2.
Errata for 2 vols. on terminal page of v. 2.
Library set is a gift of F. Ashton De Peyster, Esq.; stamp on upper right of front free end-paper recto, v. 1-2: J. Ashton; acquisition date stamp on p. [v], v. 1 and map, v. 2: March 26, 1939. Vol. 1 possibly missing a half-title or dedication leaf. Binding: contemporary calf; double lettering-piece (red and black); raised bands; fillets on edges; lettering and tooling in gold on spine; trimmed to 27 cm.
|Description:||2 volumes : folded maps ; 29 cm (4°)|
|Other Titles:||Catalogue of Spanish books and manuscripts.
History of America.
|Responsibility:||by William Robertson, D.D. principal of the University of Edinburgh, and historiographer to his Majesty for Scotland.|
- America -- History -- Early works to 1800.
- America -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
- Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
- Mexico -- History -- Early works to 1800.
- Peru -- History -- Early works to 1800.
- Latin America -- Bibliography -- Early.
- Discoveries in geography.
- Latin America.