Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 128

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(FLORIDA.) [Smith, William Wragg.] Sketch of the Seminole War, and Sketches during a Campaign. [1], iv, [1], 311, [1] pages. 12mo, modern buckram, front board tinted; moderate dampstaining and foxing; undated publisher's ad leaf facing title (not called for in bibliographies); early inscription on title page, embossed and inked library stamps on title (with erasure damage) and page 23. Charleston, SC, 1836

Additional Details

Tells the story of the early battles of the Second Seminole War through May 1836, but also includes extensive natural history observations. William Wragg Smith (1808-1875), generally credited as the author, was a young Charleston plantation owner who served as a militia lieutenant in the war. Includes a Seminole vocabulary. Field 1418; Howes S284 ("aa"); Pilling, Muskhogean page 83; Sabin 81536.