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STRICTURES ON LT. COL. TARLETON'S HISTORY - Mackenzie, Roderick - 1787. 
London: Printed for the Author, 1787. ,vi,186pp., plus a portrait of Tarleton bound in as a frontispiece. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt leather spine label. New endpapers. A bit of light, scattered foxing. A very good copy. This is the first and only edition, called "Scarce" by Sabin. Mackenzie defends Lord Cornwallis, and is severely critical of Tarleton's HISTORY..., claiming that in that work "some facts have been withheld, and some mutilated, while others are raised to a pitch of importance, to which, if historical justice had been the author's object, they are by no means entitled." Tarleton commanded a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, during the American Revolution, and was infamous for his brutal tactics. Mackenzie was a lieutenant in the 7th Regiment. Sabin attributes the account of the siege of Ninety-Six to Lieut. Hatton. This copy is enhanced by a portrait of a very youthful looking Banastre Tarleton, published in the March, 1782 issue of the LONDON MAGAZINE, which has been bound in as a frontispiece. A very useful history of the Revolutionary War. HOWES M138. SABIN 43431.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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