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    Sale 2310 | Lot 29
    Price Realized: $1,800With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2310 Lot 29

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Tarleton, Banastre. A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. 5 folding maps with hand-colored troop movements. 4to, later 1/2 morocco, handsome on shelf, moderate wear to cloth edges; frontispiece map laid down in cloth, repaired tear to Yorktown map, intermittent moderate foxing; 1936 owner's inscription on flyleaf. With 1787 publisher's ad leaf. London, 1787

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      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.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,800