The Yorktown Campaign and The Surrender of Cornwallis 1781
by Johnston, Henry P.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition. Very good+ in royal blue cloth covered boards with black bars and gilt text stamping on the spine and the same on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 6 1/2 inches with an early prior owner's name written in pencil on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as it is probable that it did not have one to begin with. 206 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with maps and steel engravings of contemporary portraits and paintings. The author undertakes an extremely thorough analysis of the siege of Yorktown when the American Army under Washington and the French army under Rochambleau and de Grasse to defeat the British and the surrender of Cornwallis. (Gephart, 6744; not listed in Howes, Sabin or Streeter) (Inventory #: TB28541)
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