Committee on Publications. Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1878 (Publication Fund Series). New York: Printed for the Society, 1879. First Edition. 
Green textured cloth with bright gilt titles, 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, xiv., 503 clean pp. But for the introduction, the pages in this volume are unopened (not cut at the top edge). Fine. Hardcover.
The contents are
I. The Papers of Charles Thompson, Secretary of the Continental Congress
II. Letters of Col. Armand (Marquis de la Rouerie), 1777-1791,
III. Letters to Robert Morris, 1775-1782.
"The contents of this volume relate chiefly to the American Revolution. Among them the first place is given to the Papers of Charles Thomson, whose name is familiar as that of the 'Old Secretary' of the Continental Congress...The Debates in the Congress of the Confederation, reported by their Secretary, will be regarded with much interest...The approaching centennial of Yorktown will renew the interest which the people of America have always felt in the story of the French Alliance of 1778, so fruitful in good results in the revolutionary struggle, and the series of 'Letters of Colonel Armand,' which occupy a portion of this volume, will revive and gratify the sense of personal obligation under which every citizen of the republic rests to the leaders of those gallant auxiliaries...A series of "Letters to Robert Morris" concludes this volume, which reveals many features of the heroic period of our national history with wonderful distinctness, and throws a strong flood of light upon many of its obscure passages." - Introduction.