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A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America

TARLETON, Lieutenant-Colonel [Banastre]

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vii, [1]- 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 #

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Title: A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781,...
Publisher: T. Cadell
Publication Date: 1787

Edition: First edition, with errata page.

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Tarleton, Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre
Published by The New York Times & Arno Press, New York (1968)
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Book Description The New York Times & Arno Press, New York, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. Reprint Edition. 4to. Pp: vii + 518. Silver titles: sp. Illust. w/ b/w fold-in maps & plans (listed). Brown cloth decorative bds. w/ blue cloth sp. Sp. ends curled & worn. Cors. worn. Ex-Lib. w/ usual treatments. all maps present. Interior leaves are clean and tight. From the Eyewitness Accounts of the American Revolution series. A very detailed account of the 1780-81 British campaign led by Lord Cornwallis in a last determined bid to turn a lost war into England's favor. Written and compiled by Lt.-Col. Tarleton, Cornwallis's brutal cavalry commander, the long list of battles of this furious and bloody campaign is presented in an eyewitness perspective. Includes British unit daily returns, extracts from letters and the magnificent battle maps. An excellent and original account of a most important campaign. Bookseller Inventory # 004285

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Tarleton, Lieutenant-Colonel (Banastre)
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Book Description T. Cadell, London, 1787. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Poor. First Edition. 512pp. Leather backed paper boards. Rear cover and spine missing, front cover detached but present, only 1 of 5 maps present (The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces, now States of North America.). The map is mostly present, however missing a sizable irregularly shaped piece, approx 12 x 8 inches along the top and right side. Text is lacking pages 394-397, pages 513-518. There is dampstaining to some pages of text and occasional foxing, but other than the missing pages, text is in reasonably good condition, owner's name on front free endpaper. Howes T-37 Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002614

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Tarleton, Lieutenant-Colonel (Banastre)
Published by Colles, Exshaw et al, Dublin (1787)
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Book Description Colles, Exshaw et al, Dublin, 1787. Hardcover. Book Condition: fine. First Thus. First edition thus, the Dublin edition, published the same year as the London but in octavo sze and with no map called for. One of the most important first-hand accounts of the American War of Independence, written by a major participant and published within a few years of the formal sesession of hostilities. Banastre Tarleton commanded the British Legion located in the southern states, famous (or infamous depending on the point of view) for precision strikes and ruthless tactics. This copy is rebound in modern, brick colored buckram with leather spine label lettered in gilt; text block of 553 pps. is clean, with a small, neat 18th century ownership signature at the top of the title page. Bookseller Inventory # D7835B

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Tarleton, Banastre, Lieutenant - Colonel
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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

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Tarleton, Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre
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Book Description Printed for T. Cadell, London, 1787. First edition. 4to. vii, (1), 518, (2, ad leaf) pp. Five maps, three of them folding, all with some hand-colored outline. A large folding map outlines the Cornwallis campaigns in the South, the others are plans of the sieges of Charleston and Yorktown and the battles of Camden and Guilford Court House. Howes T-37 ("b"). Sabin 94397. Gephart 6589. Church 1224: "This book has great value, especially because it contains many documents that cannot be found elsewhere without great labor ? as a narrative it is spoiled by the vanity of the author, who distorts events in order to place his own services in a favorable light." Turnbull I, p. 261. Thornton 13562. Weeks, p. 50. Haynes 18053. Sowerby "Library of Thomas Jefferson" 491. Title-page foxed and with some repair on verso, following leaf remargined at upper edge, text with foxing and age toned, early owner's name at head of title page; still a very good untrimmed copy. Later brown three-quarter crushed morocco and marbled boards, leather labels and gilt rules between raised bands on the spine. (#8357). Bookseller Inventory # 61253

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TARLETON, Lieutenant-Colonel [Sir Banastre]
Published by T. Cadell,, London: (1787)
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Book Description T. Cadell,, London:, 1787. FIRST EDITION. 4to. viii, [i], 518, [2] pp, including errata, directions to binder, and 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. 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

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