Auburn: Published by J.G. Hathaway, 1815. Two volumes. 228,94,; 264,129,pp. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Some wear to boards; spine on second volume worn, label lacking. Light scattered foxing. Still, a very good set in unsophisticated original condition. In a green half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Item #WRCAM43894
Howes calls this the best edition of Brown's history of the War of 1812, originally published in 1814 in Troy, New York as VIEWS ON LAKE ERIE, but expanded greatly into this two-volume edition. This edition also contains appendices reprinting pertinent correspondence, the Treaty of Ghent, treaties with Indian tribes, and more. Brown's history is a basic one for both the successes and failures of the American army in the Old Northwest during the war of 1812. He describes the campaigns of Hull and Harrison, military affairs in the Northwest, and the naval battles on Lake Erie. This scarce edition was published in the Syracuse suburb of Auburn, New York, but printed in the quaint village of Manlius. HOWES B866, "aa." SABIN 8556. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 34233.