A State of the Expedition From Canada, Burgoyne, 1780
Burgoyne, John. A State of the Expedition from Canada, As Laid Before the House of Commons, by Lieutenant-General Burgoyne, and Verified by Evidence; with a Collection of Authentic Documents and an Addition of Many Circumstances which were Prevented from Appearing Before the House by the Prorogation of Parliament. London: Printed for J. Almon, Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, 1780. Small quarto, leather boards, vii, 140pp, lxii, 1p entitled Advertisement. Five folded battle plans and one general map of the country.
The text details Burgoyne's explanation to the House of Commons regarding the disastrous expedition which resulted in his defeat at Saratoga and his expulsion from the United States. He claimed that he and his men were not given enough equipment to accomplish their task of acquiring New England territories and separating them from the recently liberated United States.
The book retains its original leather-marbled covering. There is slight separation of the spine but the pages are crisp with minimal soiling or toning.