Providence, RI: Rhode Island Publications Society, 1990. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The history and consequences of the colonial-era destruction of the HMS Gaspee. Green cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in gilt onto upper board and spine, 8vo (9 inches tall), colored endpapers, pp. lv, [lvi], -138, illustrations and appendices. DJ with slight fade to spine, minor edge wear and a tiny chip to top edge, small price sticker glue remnant to front panel. Fine / Near Fine. Item #3180
"That June, while pursuing a colonial sloop sailing up the bay, the Gaspee was led into shallow water off Warwick, and there it ran aground. When news of the Gaspee's plight reached Providence, many of the town's leading citizens, seeing their opportunity, came together to plot vengeance games that hated vessel. That night a party of armed men rowed out to the Gaspee, and after wounding Dudingston and taking off the British crew, they burned the ship to the water." from the front flap.
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