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André Major John
ANDRÉ'S JOURNAL. An Authentic Record of the Movements and Engagements of the British Army in America from June 1777 to November 1778 as Recorded from Day to Day [Edited by Henry Cabot Lodge]
Boston The Bibliophile Society 1903. 2 volumes. First Edition, LIMITED to 467 copies for Society Members only. Published from a manuscript discovered in 1902. With handsome engraved half-titles and titles and frontispiece portraits on Japan vellum and paper, additional illuminated titlepage in each volume in colour and gilt burnished, and with facsimiles from Andre's Journal of 38 maps and plans drawn by him during his service in America. The frontispiece engraved portrait of André in volume one is signed in pencil by the engraver William F. Hopson and the engraved titlepage is signed in pencil by designer E. D. French. The engraved portrait frontispiece to volume two is signed in pencil by engraver W.H.W. Bicknell. 4to, publisher's full vellum, gilt framed on the covers which feature gilt coat of arms and gilt lettered on the spines, housed in the red cloth-covered slipcase. xx, 135; [vi], 78 pp. A very fine, bright copy, the vellum pristine the text perfect, the slipcase very fine as well. FIRST AND LIMITED EDITION OF THIS ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH ARMY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR. A very handsome production printed from the original manuscript of Major André's journal, which was not discovered until 1902. The journal is a very interesting and tactical account of the movements and engagements of the British Army from June 1777 to November 1778. André was eventually hanged as a spy by the Continental Army for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point. André's body was returned to England and interred at Westminster Abbey. The journal … [Click Below for Full Description]
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