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The original 1784 text is beautifully reproduced, and the binding is first-rate. Unfortunately what I really wanted was volume 1, and what Amazon shipped was volume 2. This volume begins in 1715, with Chapter 13. (And just so you know, the 1784 edition appears to have included no index, so you won't get one here either.) I will keep it, but am not sure what to do about getting volume 1. Maybe will spend the extra $$$ to order directly from Applewood. I admire their meticulous attention to detail.
p.s. The ISBN inside the book is 978-1-4290-2275-0, just like on the order page, so the screwup was not the fault of Amazon's shipping department. And now you know this is Volume 2. I have ordered the other Applewood volume of this title in hope that it will be Volume 1. You'll hear me cursing if I guessed wrong. And for what it's worth, the title page says 1812; the preface is dated 1791, and the history itself covers events to 1790.
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