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Lot 59: Tarleton's History of the Campaigns of 1780/81

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Tarleton's History of the Campaigns of 1780/81
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  • Tarleton's History of the Campaigns of 1780/81
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Description: Tarleton, Banastre. A HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1780 AND 1781, IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA. Dublin: for Colles, [et al], 1787. 8vo. vii, 533 pp. Period marbled calf, loss at tail and corners, title label lacking, spine with crack and remnant of old paper label, rear hinge cracked (almost detached) and front board detached. The whole housed in custom folder and slipcase (folder with bookplate of James Copley). Contents quite clean and bright with only a few minor blemishes, early ownership signature to rear blank and pastedown, Very Good. ****************************************************** The second edition of this important Revolutionary work, issued the same year as the London first. The swashbuckling Tarleton was the leader of Lord Cornwallis' cavalry, and was infamous for his brutal tactics and hard-riding attacks. He arrived in New York in the spring of 1776, served in the campaigns in New York and New Jersey in 1776 and 1777, and raided out of New York in 1778. In 1780 he went south to Charleston and fought bitterly in the Carolinas throughout the year before moving to Virginia in 1781, where he surrendered with Cornwallis at Yorktown. His narrative is one of the principal British accounts of the Revolution in the southern colonies. HOWES T37. CLARK I:317. SABIN 94397. ESTC N8398.

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