Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 63

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
OWNED BY A REVOLUTIONARY VETERAN STEUBEN, FRIEDRICH WILHELM VON. Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States. 2 folding plates. 96 pages. 12mo, original plain wrappers, worn; foxing, minor dampstaining; signed by early owner on front free endpaper. Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1788

Additional Details

First Worcester edition; the first edition was in 1779. The original owner, Abraham Holmes (1754-1839) of Marshfield, MA, served as a sergeant in Ebenezer Sproat's Massachusetts regiment during the Revolution. "Steuben gave the Continental Army a single manual . . . which remained for the next thirty-three years the official manual of the U.S. Army"--Unwin, The United States Infantry, page 25. Evans 21530; Sabin 91408. Provenance: sold by Goodspeed's to Henry E. Luhrs and his Lincoln Library in 1958; Heritage Luhrs sale, 20 February 2006, lot 25379, to the consignor.