Large quarto (10.5 x 8.25 inches). full polished calf, ruled in gilt, lettered in gilt on spine with raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with folding map and 5 folding plans, drawn by Medcalfe and engraved by William Faden. This is Burgoyne's defense of his conduct as the commander of the British expedition down the Hudson Valley from Canada in 1777. Intended to cut off the New England colonies from the rest of rebellious America, the expedition ended in disaster in Saratoga, where American forces soundly defeated Burgoyne and forced his capitulation. Herein Burgoyne answers the inquiry of the House of Commons, demonstrating that the forces he was given were not sufficient to accomplish the task. This is the most important source for information about the campaign, illustrated with excellent maps and plans. This is also Burgoyne's well-illustrated account of his famous Hudson Valley campaign, which ended in his surrender at Schuylerville and turned the tide by precipitating French entry into the Revolution on the American side. Burgoyne's writing is interesting and historically of inestimable signifucance, by documenting one of the crucial moments of the American Revolution.The plans are beautifully drawn by Mr. Medcalfe and engraved by William Faden. They depict the troop positions at Bennington, Huberton, and the several battles near Saratoga. All with key positions and routes coloured by hand. The maps are:Map of the Countyy in Which the Army of Burgoyne Acted in the Campaign of 1777.Plan of the Action at Huberton.Postiion of the Detachment uner Leity. Col. Baum at Walmscock near Bennington.Plan of th Encampment at Swords House.Plan of the Encampment at Braemus Heights.Postiion which the Army took at Saratoga. [Gephart 6179 / Howes B968. Streeter II, 794. Sabin 9255. Lande 69. Gagnon I, 613. DNB III pp.340-342. John Carter Brown II, 2620. Dionne II, 841]. Edges a little rubbed and two very small "gouges" on front cover, a few preliminary and terminal leaves with a little foxing, old name in brown ink on recto of first fly leaf, else fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A State Of The Expedition from Canada, as ...
Publisher: J. Almon
Publication Date: 1780
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burligton-house Piccadilly, 1780. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. and an addition of many circumstances which were prevented from appearing before the House by the prorogation of Parliament. Written and Collected by Himself, and dedicated to the officers of the Army he commanded. ix, 1,191,cix, blank, six folding engraved plans / maps, elements hand-coloured, two with overlays, small repairs, slight cropped edge to uncut foredge of one map. UNCUT COPY later half calf raised bands, gilt ruled over marbled boards. title with professional corner repair. Second edition. Burgoyne a famous British General of the American Revolution. Defence of his conduct as Commander of the British Expedition to the Hudson Valley from Canada in 1777. Sabin 9255. EXCELLENT COPY OF THIS RARE VOLUME. London 1780. Bookseller Inventory # 000098
Book Description J Almon. Book Condition: Very Good, No Dust Jacket. Second edition, 1780. 8VO, 189 pgs., map inserts, Hardcover Hardcover. Beautifully rebound in maroon half -leather at spine and tips with Marblized boards. Title on spine in gold with gold designs between raised leather bands. New charcoal colored endpapers. Occasional foxing. Contains 6 hand colored maps. Maps are unrepaired and irregularly folded. Map 1 is the frontis map which is partially detached. One panel is still bound in and the rest is laid in. Map is chipped and separating at folds. Map is entitled A MAP OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THE ARMY UNDER LT. GENERAL BURGOYNE ACTED IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 1777, SHOWING THE MARCHES OF THE ARMY & THE PLACES OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTIONS. Map 2 is entitled MAP OF THE DETACHMENT UNDER LIEUT. COL. BAUM AT WALMSCOCK NEAR BENNINGTON SHOWING THE ATTACK OF THE ENEMY ON THE 16TH AUGUST, 1777. This map is completely intact but for a quarter sized closed tear. Map 3 is entitled PLAN OF THE ENCAMPMENT AND POSITIONS OF THE ARMY UNDER HIS EXCELL. LT. GENERAL BURGOYNE AT SWORDS HOUSE ON HUDSON'S RIVER NEAR STILLWATER. Map is intact with a three inch closed tear and chipping along edges. Some foxing. Overlay is present. Map 4 shows the PLAN OF THE ENCAMPMENT AND POSITIONS OF THE ARMY UNDER HIS EXCELL. LT. GENERAL BURGOYNE AT BREMUS HEIGHTS ON HUDSON'S RIVER NEAR STILLWATER. Has 3 inch closed tear with edgewear chipping and foxing. Map 5 : PLAN OF THE POSITION WHICH THE ARMY UNDER LT. GEN. BURGOYNE TOOK AT SARATOGA ON THE 10TH OF SEPTEMBER 1777 AND IN WHICH IT REMAINED TILL THE CONVENTION WAS SIGNED. This map has edgewear chipping and foxing. Map 6 is the PLAN OF ACTION AT HUBERTON UNDER BRIGADIER GEN. Bookseller Inventory # 008946
Book Description London: Printed For J.Almon, 1780., 1780. 4to. pp. viii, 140, lxii, [1 leaf]ad. 6 folding engraved maps & plans (5 partially coloured; 2 with onlays). 1 table. 19th century half calf (rubbed, joints partly cracked, extremities worn, light dampstain to upper margin of some leaves otherwise very good). First Edition. Burgoyne’s defence of his actions in the northern campaign of 1777, which led to his surrender with 6,000 men to General Gates at Saratoga, constitutes one of the best sources on the campaign. His main argument against the criticisms lodged against him in parliament and press was that his army was half the size he had requested, and was badly provided for. The map and plans engraved by William Faden depict the battle positions and actions of the opposing armies: Huberton, the attack at Walmscock, the encampment at Swords House, Braemus Height, the position at Saratoga, and a general map of Lake Champlain and district. Dionne II 841. Howes B-968 (calling incorrectly for only 5 maps). JCB II 2620. Lande 69. Sabin 9255. Streeter II 794. TPL 6576. Vlach 125. cfGagnon I 613 (2nd Edn.). Bookseller Inventory # elala348