Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Stevenson, Roger. Military Instructions for Officers Detached in the Field. 12 plates. [8], vii, 232, [4] pages. 12mo, contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked and recornered with portion of original backstrip laid down; endpapers renewed, dampstaining, plates VI -X defective. Philadelphia: Aitken, 1775

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first american edition, edited by Hugh Henry Ferguson and issued in the first months of the war for the use of the enthusiastic but haphazardly trained Continental Army. Includes a four-page dedication to General Washington, concluding with "wishes and prayers . . . for the safety and success of the brave Americans you command, till the arrival of that joyful day, when peace or conquest shall honorably terminate the dispute." Howes S981 ("aa"--"first book carrying a dedication to Washington"). Evans 14475.