The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature (1758-1806)
Book ID: 65978
The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Years 1758 to 1806. 32 Volumes. Lacking 16 Years [1759, 63,6 4, 66 69, 77, 86, 91, 92, 94,1800-1803]. London: Printed for J. Dodsley. Mixed Editions. Contemporary quarter leather marbled boards. All volumes in very good condition (except for 1784 which is heavily worn & damp affected at top right corners however the text is generally in good condition).
The Annual Register was created in 1758 by the publishers James and Robert Dodsley (under the editorship of Edmund Burke) & conceived as an annual publication which would review the history, politics and literature of the day. Comprising of several sections, such as History of Europe, Characters, Chronicle, Antiquities, Natural History, Miscellaneous Essays, Poetry and an Account of Books.
Of notable interest are the years 1774, 1783 &1787 which provide a contemporary account of the events leading to the American Revolution and during the American Revolutionary. 1776, covers the events of the American Revolutionary year, and prints in full (pp. 261-270) the American Declaration of Independence, one of its earliest publications in book form. Also 1786 containing one of the earliest printing of the Constitution of the United States, 7th September, 1787. 1774: A report on the Boston Tea Party. Of particular Irish interest are reference & reports on the 1798 Rebellion (May-October 1798).