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Tarleton Lieutenant-Colonel [Banastre]
HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1780 AND 1781, IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA [Included With a Portfolio Volume of the Map and Plans]
London For T. Cadell 1787. Together two volumes. Highly important First Edition of this primary account of the American Revolution. Included in a separate "Atlas" portfolio volume are the four battle plans with hand-coloured details, two of which are folding; and the large folding map of the southern colonies with marching routes of Cornwallis hand-coloured. 4to, the book and atlas very handsomely bound in fine three-quarter honey coloured calf over marbled boards to style, the spines with raised bands gilt stippled, the compartments of the spine with gilt fillet lined panels, two compartments lettered in gilt, beautiful marbled endpapers; the atlas foldover volume bound to match and with five cloth covered envelopes containing the map and plans laid inside. vii, [1], 518 pp. A very handsome and pleasing set, the map and plans especially well preserved, clean and complete. The text-block with some age mellowing as expected, some evidence of old damp, not obtrusive, at the lower outside corners of several leaves, some expert paper restoration at the upper tips of some leaves, again, not obtrusive, the final few leaves with a bit more restoration and the final leaf with some minor loss to the text, blanks renewed. FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH CAMPAIGNS IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIES DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Tarleton was the commander of a cavalry unit and served under Generals Cornwallis and Howe, and with Sir Harry Clinton among others. His service in America lasted from the spring of 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. Quite a s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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