vii, - 518, ii Large quarto (10-7/8 x 8-3/8 inches). expertly rebacked preserving original spine strip, full original tree calf, marbled endpapers, top edges stained dark, others stained yellow. Illustrated with large folding map, "Marches of Lord Cornwallis" with hand coloured routes of troop movements (expertly repaired diagonal tear); the Battle plans of Camden, Guildford and York with hand coloured positions of the various parties, the Siege of Charlestown being the only un-embellished plan, all folding and all in fine, crisp, clean condition. With the two pages of publisher's advertisements. Tarleton, infamous for his brutal tactics, was commander of a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, and served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. His is one of the principal British accounts of the revolution. Tarleton's use of original documents sets this narrative apart, many of which are included as notes following the chapters. Tarleton served under Cornwallis and one of his primary missions was the capture of Charleston in 1780. He was highly critical of Cornwallis and the British High Command. He attributed his defeat at Cowpens to lack of co-operation from Cornwallis. [Howes T37, "b". Church 1224. Clark I: 317. Sabin 94397]. Slight rubbing of edges, else fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781,...
Publisher: T. Cadell
Publication Date: 1787
Edition: First edition, with errata page.
Book Description Thomas Cadell, London, 1787. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A very good copy in a later handsome quarter leather binding with gilt decoration to spine, red title label and marbled boards, a very good sound copy with some minor staining to some pages towards the rear not effecting the text or the integrity of the paper. Complete with "The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces.," a large map of the Carolinas by William Faden, (1750-1836), who was based in Charing Cross, London, he was one of the principal cartographers and map publishers of his time and produced some remarkably fine engraved maps, + 4 engraved plans (2 folding) with positions and troop movements all marked by hand in colours.All present as called for. 518pp includes instruction to binder and errata. A major work and resource concerning the southern campaigns of the American Revolution, containing information not found elswhere. Tarleton, the commander of a cavalry unit, the British Legion, served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. He was renowned cavalry leader with hard-riding tactics. His narrative is one of the principal British accounts of the Revolution, notable for his use of original documents, a number of which are included as notes following the relevant chapters. Church 1224; Clark Old South 317; Howes T37; Nebenzahl Battle Plans of the American Revolution 60, 83, 90, 92, 197 ("this well engraved map [of the siege of Yorktown in Virginia] conveys considerable useful information"); Sabin 94397. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 038365
Book Description T. Cadell, London, 1787. FIRST EDITION. With 5 folding maps, all with touches of hand colouring for coding routes and armies. Original boards, rebacked; title page trimmed about inch along top blank margin, occasional light browning, but generally an excellent copy. First edition of the authors account of his exploits during the Southern campaigns in the American Revolution, especially important for the many documents included that cannot be located elsewhere (see Church, 1224). Tarleton (1754-1833), also known as "Bloody Ban" and "Butcher" amongst American revolutionists, was known as an outstanding leader of light cavalry by the British. He served in America from May, 1776, through the siege of Yorktown. Renowned for his brutal tactics, he won many battles in Virginia and the Carolinas until his legion of eleven hundred men were defeated at the battle of Cowpens. Tarleton remained with Cornwallis until the surrender of Yorktown.After his return to Great Britain he was elected to Parliament. He spent many years working to preserve the slavery business and became well known for his mockery of the abolitionist. Surprisingly, he was made a Baronet and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. He has been fictionalized in a number of motion pictures, most notable The Patriot, as a cruel sadistic commander who massacred prisoners of war and innocent civilians, and also film Amazing Grace as the main opponent of the abolitionists in the British Parliament, who were led by William Wilberforce. Bookseller Inventory # 12751