THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR SAMUEL SHAW: THE FIRST AMERICAN CONSUL AT CANTON; WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR
by Quincy, Josiah; Shaw, Samuel [Major., 1754-1794]
Boston: William Crosby and H.P. Nichols, 1847. Octavo; good/none; black cloth spine with gilt title; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 360 pp.; partly uncut; engraved frontispiece w/tissue guard; upper fore-edge, front corner, spot discoloration, ffep to pp. 36; text block and fore-edge, foxing; ffep, pencil notes; binding tight; spine, corners, and edges, chipping and wear; joints, split starts; boards, top fore-edges, spot discoloration; else very good; ---[Major Shaw and American Consul at Canton, was aide-de-camp to General Knox during the Revolutionary War and served as secretary for the meeting in which Gen, George Washington delivers the renowned Newburgh Address, which averted a mutiny among the commanders of the Continental Army. A manuscript copy of the"Report of Proceedings in Meeting of the Officers assembled on 15th Mar. 1783" written in the Major's own hand has survived.] Shelved in front case. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.
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