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These scanned version of the 1829 and 1831 editions of this history book appear to have different authors, but the text is nearly 100% identical. The author of the 1828 and this 1829 version is listed as "A Citizen of the United States" which is a known pseudonym of Alexander Hill Everett (1792-1847). The author of the 1831 and all later editions is listed as "C. B. Taylor". I believe this constitutes proof that Everett used this pen name for his later publications. This pseudonym continued to be used long after his death in several later editions of the same book ending in 1880. I own copies of the 1828 edition and most of the later editions.
Wikipedia states he was a graduate of Harvard and personal assistant to John Quincy Adams and a Boston "man of letters" He was later ambassador to Spain and later China where he died. His brother was Secretary of State for Pres. Adams.