A Collection of State Papers, Relative to the first Acknowledgement of the Sovereignity of the United States of America,; and the reception of their Minister Plenipotentiary, by their High-Mightinesses the States-General of the United Netherlands.
The Hague: Privately Printed, 1782. 96 pages. Slim 8vo, rebound in modern brown polished calf (some light dampstaining in gutter of first several leaves, otherwise rather clean; untrimmed pages a bit soft at fore-edge margin). The Hague, 1782, probably printed for private distribution. True first edition [reprinted in London later the same year]. A very scarce printing in which Adams, as commissioner to the Netherlands, secured the treaty by which that country recognized our independence. Includes an account of the..... More