Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 305

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(WAR OF 1812.) Latour, Arsène Lacarrière. Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana. 8 maps (most folding), frontispiece portrait of Andrew Jackson. xx, 264, cxc; [2] pages plus two leaves of undated publisher's ads. 2 volumes including atlas. 8vo, original boards, text volume lacking backstrip, atlas rebacked; foxing, first gathering sprung, first map torn with slight loss; uncut; William Plumer signature on front pastedown and title page of text volume, different early inscription on front board of atlas. Housed together in 1/4 morocco slipcase. Philadelphia, 1816

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Latour was called by no less an authority than Theodore Roosevelt "the only trustworthy American contemporary historian of this war" (Naval War of 1812, page 483). "A detailed and precise narrative of the 1814-15 campaign from the first arrival of the British forces on the Louisiana coast until their complete evacuation. Latour was General Jackson's chief engineer"--Clark, Old South II:158. Howes L124 ("aa"); Larned, page 170 ("Pages that still glow with the freshness of their first writing"); Sabin 39214; Streeter sale II:1075.