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First Folio Edition (1983). Compiled, Edited and with an Introduction by Esmond Wright.  Illustrated Fine Binding. This is an original first edition published for members of the Folio Society. Bound in red linen covered boards with a blue shield and silver gilt device to the front and silver gilt titling to the spine. This copy is in mint condition. It is within its original glassine wrapper as issued by the Folio Society.


The book looks at the impact of the American Revolution, which was a political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America. They first rejected the authority of the British Parliament to govern them from overseas without representation, and then expelled all royal officials.


By 1774, each colony had established a Provincial Congress or an equivalent governmental institution to govern itself, but still recognised the British Crown and their inclusion in the empire. The British responded by sending combat troops to re-impose direct rule. Through the Second Continental Congress, the Americans then managed the armed conflict in response to the British known as the American War of Independence.

The Fire of Liberty by Esmond Wright

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