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MEMOIRS OF GENERAL WILKINSON. Volume II [all published].
Washington: Printed for the Author, . 1811 - [6],[3]-18,[3]-99,[1],136pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Two titlepages and advertisement leaf supplied from another copy and washed. Contemporary gift inscription and ownership signature on front fly leaves. Evenly tanned. A very good copy, untrimmed. Second issue of this very rare pre-issue of Wilkinson's MEMOIRS., with the added titlepage, "Burr's conspiracy exposed." Only this "Volume II" was ever issued in this format. According to the Advertisement for the book, Wilkinson was compelled to print this single volume of his MEMOIRS. "to meet the torrent of vilification" against him as a result of his involvement in the Burr conspiracy. "This book was issued by Wilkinson in his own vindication, and also as a reply to Daniel Clark, who had endeavored to prove that Wilkinson was corrupt, and had been concerned with Burr" - Tompkins. This is Wilkinson's first public statement on the Burr Conspiracy, and is an entirely different book from what eventually appeared as the second volume of his MEMOIRS. in 1816. It is also exceedingly rare. STREETER SALE 1700. TOMPKINS 107. SABIN 104028. HOWES W428.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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