London: Printed for T. Payne, 1775. xvi, 198 pp. Sm. 8vo. Later half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles. Second edition. A very good copy, worn along the joints, occasional soiled leaves, binding tight. Howes B995. Sabin 9359. Larned 833. Bibliography of Virginia 675. Lowndes 318. Item #34298
"Valuable as exhibiting a view of the colonies immediately preceding the Revolutionary War," Sabin. Andrew Burnaby (1732-1812) was a native of Leicestershire, a graduate of Queen's College Cambridge, and later the Vicar of Greenwich. "This book ... gave much information on the animals and birds of North America and its climate, but as regards the political situation Burnaby was to be proved a false prophet: he thought a permanent union of the colonies would be impossible because of their disagreements and mutual jealousies," (DNB).