Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1823. First. hardcover. good. of this period, with numerous Historical Facts and Anecdotes, from the original manuscript. To which is added an Appendix, containing Biographical Sketches of Several General Officers. 603pp. 8vo, later 3/4 black morocco, spine rebacked in new black cloth, retaining portion of morocco spine with the title, some pages with light browning, scattered light foxing, mostly to margins, corners worn, morocco and cloth lightly soiled. Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1823. First Edition. Author served in the Continental army as a surgeon. He began in Cambridge and Boston and was present at the surrender of Yorktown. Among his many adventures was witnessing the execution of John Andre. Thacher "...gives a good picture of the spirit of the army, especially under the adverse circumstances of hunger, fatigue and cold, and provides detailed descriptions of men and events almost unequaled by any of his contemporaries." Dictionary of American Biography XVIII, p. 387. Howes T-349. Sabin 95152. (Inventory #: 267458)
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