Philadelphia, 1816. Three text volumes plus quarto atlas. Atlas with four leaves of text and fifteen (of nineteen) maps and plans (two folding). xv,855,pp. plus seven folding tables; ,578,; ,496,62pp. plus folding table and two plates (one folding). Text in contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather label; atlas bound to match. Boards rubbed and worn, corners bumped and lightly worn. Foot of spine on second volume a bit chipped. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Light dampstaining on first few leaves of each volume. Minor worming to last few leaves in second volume. Text moderately foxed. Atlas volume: First map trimmed close, with loss to portion of map. One folded map repaired at fold with some loss, primarily in margins. Lightly foxed. Overall, good plus. Wilkinson's long and detailed memoir, full of justification of his own actions, but a vital work for the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Burr conspiracy. Wilkinson (1757-1825) was a general in the American Revolution; he subsequently served in Wayne's Ohio campaign against the Indians, and was successively governor at Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans. He was embroiled in Aaron Burr's western schemes and ultimately became a Texas landowner. The narrative begins in 1776 with his appointment to the Continental Army and his part in Arnold's attack on Quebec, and concludes with the end of the War of 1812. The atlas illustrates battles in both conflicts. A fascinating and well-illustrated biography of one of the most adventurous and controversial figures in American history. STREETER SALE 1706. PHILLIPS ATLASES 1344. TOMPKINS 108. SABIN 104029. HOWES W429, "b." (Inventory #: WRCAM42499A)
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