Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1825. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 376. Uncut and partially unopened, and bound with the half title to later binder's cloth. A very good copy of the second portion of Bradford's three part history of Massachusetts. Sabin 7221; Howes B-698; S & S 19845, Larned 3132. Item #57592
The first part of this was published in 1822. "The author was one of the most thorough and systematic of the earlier students of Massachusetts history. His style was clear and forcible, but without ornament. His sympathies were strong in favor of the colonial course in the Revolution.These volumes are of importance to the investigator and are a credit to the scholarship of their time" - Larned. This volume covers the history of the Bay State during the Revolutionary War with much information on Shays' Rebellion.