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A HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1780 AND 1781, IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA.
London. 1787. - vii,[1],518pp. (including errata) plus [2]pp. of publisher's ads, one folding map with routes marked by hand in color, and four folding plans, with positions and troop movements marked by hand in colors. Modern brown morocco, gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Map with a closed tear in gutter margin, repaired on verso with older paper, likely at an early date. Very minor soiling or foxing, one leaf (p.261) with a small closed tear in margin. Very good. A standard work concerning the southern campaigns of the American Revolution. Tarleton, the commander of a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. He was infamous for his brutal tactics and hard-riding attacks. His narrative is one of the principal British accounts of the Revolution, notable for his use of original documents, a number of which are included as notes following the relevant chapters. The handsome maps and plans include "The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces." showing the Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware (with routes traced by hand in color); and plans of the siege of Charlestown, the battles of Camden and Guildford, and the siege of Yorktown. HOWES T37, "b." CHURCH 1224. CLARK I:317. SABIN 94397.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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