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Brown, Samuel R.
Important Early Account of the War of 1812; Brown's "Authentic History" (1815)
1815. Author: Brown, Samuel R. Title: AN AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE SECOND WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, Comprising Details of the Military and Naval Operations, from the Commencement to the Close of the Recent War: Enriched with Numerous Geographical and Biographical Notes. Publication: Auburn, [N.Y.]: J.G. Hathaway; Kellogg & Beardslee Printers, Manlius, 1815. Description: Two volumes. 12mo. [Leaves approx. 16.5 x 10 cm.] 228, 94, [2] pages and 264, 129, [1-blank], [2] pages. The final leaf in each volume consists of an index and errata. Original full calf. Vol. I rebacked in modern leather with gilt leather title and volume-number labels and blind fillets on the spine. Vol. II with original leather title label, gilt fillets, and small gilt decorations on the spine, but with new leather volume number label and with the endcaps professionally rebuilt. Spine of vol. II worn, all corners worn, a few superficial cracks and scratches to boards. Upper 1.5 cm of the title page of vol. I torn away and missing, with loss of the initial article ("An") of the title. Marginal chipping to the leaf comprising pp. 13-14 in vol. I, affecting a few letters in three to four words on each page, all of which are easily inferred from context [see final photo]. Text is otherwise very good, with light foxing and toning as expected and a little damping to the first few leaves of vol. I. Provenance: Ownership inscription of Henry Shriver, Jun., of Bath, dated May 1816 at the head of the title page and on the rear free endpaper in vol. II and a remnant of his inscription, dated April 29, 1816, on the title … [Click Below for Full Description]
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