Paris: Chez Frouelle, 1788.
First Edition. Complete set of four parts bound in three volumes. 8vo, pp. 383; 259; 292; 366. In a soiled and partly damaged contemporary full leather binding, and with old staining from damp and mildew (nothing active, no bad odors) to varying degrees in all three volumes. Fair to good overall. No beauty but complete and fully legible. "Italian by birth, Mazzei emigrated to the United States to introduce the culture of grapes, olives and other Mediterranean fruits. He established an experimental farm at Colle, next door to Monticello, and soon became acquainted with Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other leaders of the American Revolution. During the war, he travelled to Tuscany as official representative of the state of Virginia. In 1875, he returned permanently to Europe, where he published his history of the United States, based partly on material furnished him by Jefferson" (Howell Catalogue, 1972). Sabin 47206, Howes M-456.