Memoirs of the Life of the Late Charles Lee, Esq. (1792)(1st American Edition) - 1792
by Charles Lee (1732-1782); Edward Langworthy (editor)
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First American edition of this book. Published by T. Allen, New York, 1792. Binding is fine. Modern half leather and marbled boards by Starr Bookworks. Interior is very good. Has a few stamps from New York Mercantile Library. Edges show foxing, interior is toned, occasional old creases, no vandalism, writing or other issues. Pages remain supple. Lacking old blanks, otherwise complete as issued. Lee was a British born career military officer who sought to lead the Continental Army in place of Washington. Lee is most famous now for his various hasty and leisurely retreats including being captured in his night gown by the British in 1776. After a prisoner exchange in 1778 Lee resumed command only to be court-martialled a few months later for insubordination. He must have had something going for him because he survived 30 years of military encounters where strategic withdrawal was not always an option. One of those characters that would be hard to imagine if he did not actually exist. See Howes L85. A very nice copy. Please see scans of the book you will receive.
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- Title Memoirs of the Life of the Late Charles Lee, Esq. (1792)(1st American Edition)
- Author Charles Lee (1732-1782); Edward Langworthy (editor)
- Edition First
- Condition Near Fine
- Publisher T. Allen, New York
- Date 1792
- Bookseller's Inventory # charleslee1792