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Memoirs of Major Robert Stobo of the Virginia Regiment
Pittsburgh: John S. Davidson, 1854. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. First US edition. 3-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches. 1 p.l., [v]-vi, [ix]-xii, [13]-92p. (pages numbered as published) Original green cloth with gilt type, old white small label at bottom of spine with crushed ends on spine. Very minor wear and bumping of corners. Old catalogue description of the is pasted on inside front cover, old label removed and on other front end paper date of Dec 5, 1867 and $00.25 penciled on it. Pasted to the verso of the front fly-leaf is a fold-in map of Fort Duquesne, dated 1754 by the Major, who was imprisoned there. Inside pages have a couple of double page spreads with heavy spotting but generally the inside pages are clean, overall, very good condition. A nice copy. "Arma virumque." Introd. signed: N.B.C. [i.e. Neville B. Craig]. Includes bibliographical references. Major Robert Stobo was an 18th-century Scottish-born colonial American frontiersman and soldier. Stobo was an officer in the Virginia militia who, during the French and Indian War, acted as a spy while a prisoner-of-war at Fort Duquesne. He was later convicted as a spy in Quebec and, while a prisoner there, he was able to gain invaluable knowledge of the local area which was later used by British forces during the capture of Quebec. Wikipedia.
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