“LET ALL NEW ENGLAND RISE AND CRUSH BURGOYNE” (WASHINGTON)
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) BURGOYNE, John. State of the Expedition from Canada. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1780. London, 1780. Two volumes bound in one.
First edition of Burgoyne’s State of the Expedition, dramatically justifying his 1777 defeat by American forces at Saratoga, together in one rare volume with the same year’s first edition of Howe’s Narrative, defending his defiance of British plans to coordinate with Burgoyne, sparking Howe’s resignation and leading many to blame him for Burgoyne’s—and ultimately Britain's—defeat. Burgoyne’s State with six large engraved folding maps and plans with hand-colored details, two with hinged overslips illustrating changes in troop positions and movements, together bound in contemporary calf boards. $16,000.