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A Narrative of the Manner in which the Campaign - ST. CLAIR, Arthur; Major Gener - 1812. [1274418]
Printed by Jane Aitken, Philadelphia 1812 - (9 x 5 3/4 inches). xix,[1, blank], 273, [1, blank], 20, [2 blank], [4], [2, blank]pp. With the extended list of subscribers not found in all copies. Half title. Uncut. Period blue paper covered boards, expertly rebacked to style First edition of St. Clair's self-defense against charges following his infamous defeat against the Ohio Indians. General St. Clair's self-defense against the charges and investigation which followed the defeat and slaughter by the Ohio Indians of eight hundred soldiers under St. Clair's command. "All of St. Clair's voluminous defense is rendered nugatory and futile by the passionate ejaculations of Washington, when Major Denny called him from a dinner-party, to announce the defeat. Overcome with surprise and indignation, Washington cursed the beaten general with exceeding fervor, adding, 'Did not my last words warn him against a surprise'" (Field.) Printed by the daughter of Robert Aitken, printer of the first American Bible. Howes S24, "aa"; Field 1349; Sabin 75020; Eberstadt 115:892; Thomson 1012; Shaw & Shoemaker 26682. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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