Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 65

Price Realized: $ 3,750
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Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
TARLETON, BANASTRE. A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. 5 maps and plans, all with hand-colored troop movements. vii, [1], 518, [2] pages including publisher's ad leaf. 4to, contemporary mottled calf, minor wear, skillfully rebacked with original spine label laid down; internally well preserved, minimal worming to first few leaves. London, 1787

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first edition. A British officer's perspective on the southern campaigns, including Charleston and Yorktown. Tarleton was the commanding officer at the Battle of Waxhaws, in which numerous Americans were killed after attempting to surrender. He here observes that his troops at Waxhaws were "stimulated . . . to a vindictive asperity not easily restrained." "Valuable for its critical comments as well as for its narrative"--Clark Old South 317. Church 1224; Howes T37 ("b"); Sabin 94397.