"Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb, an Officer of the Revolution who Commanded the Post at West Point at the Time of Arnold's Defection, and His Correspondence with Washington, Clinton, Patrick Henry and other Distinguished Men of His Time."
Rare First Edition Inscribed by Lamb's grandson in 1857
With Lithographed Maps of Battles of Yorktown, Connecticut, New York and Quebec
By Isaac Q. Leake, published in Albany in 1850
Joel Munsell Albany 1850 First edition, 8vo, pp. x, 431; engraved frontis portrait, 4 lithograph maps; newly rebacked, in orig. blindstamped brown cloth covers. Lamb was attached to Montgomery's detachment during Arnold's attack of Quebec, served under Arnold after Montgomery's death and played an active role throughout the Revolutionary years. Howes L-165; Sabin 39521: ""Narrates the proceedings of the Sons of Liberty prior to and during the Revolutionary War."
Below is a map of the decisive Revolutionary War Battle of Yorktown and a portion of the rare Connecticut battle map in the volume picturing the area between Bridgeport and Norwalk.
Below is the inscription in the book by Lamb's grandson and a picture of the spine and blindstamped brown cover.
This rare book is in very nice condition, clean and crisp.
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