The Athlone Press, University of London, 1971, first edition, hardcover with d/w, pp viii + [ii] + 274, 8vo.
During the American Revolution the British government faced the unprecedented task of feeding, clothing, arming and equipping large forces 3000 miles distant from their main sources of supply, for the organisation of which the Treasury was largely responsible. A view persisted that the Treasury used supply contracts as a form of political patronage. This book substantially reassesses, although does not totally vindicate, the Treasury’s performance.
The book is in very good condition. Pages are very clean and unmarked except for a former owners name to the FFEP. Binding tight. The d/w is also in very good condition, generally clean with some minor soiling. It is not price clipped.