MY CAMPAIGNS IN AMERICA: A JOURNAL KEPT BY COUNT WILLIAM DE DEUX-PONTS, 1780-81. Translated from the French manuscript, with an introduction and notes, by Samuel Abbott Green.

Boston: J.K. Wiggin and Wm. Parsons Lunt, 1868. xvi,[2],176pp. Half title. Contemporary three-quarter straight-grained morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Front hinge cracked, worn at extremities, spine ends, and along spine. Bookplates on front and rear pastedowns. Very clean internally and very good overall. Item #WRCAM44076A

A presentation copy, inscribed to Henry Cabot Lodge from Samuel A. Green on the half title, and with Lodge's bookplate on the front pastedown. From an edition limited to 150 copies. Count William Deux-Ponts served with Rochambeau, commanded French regiments in the American Revolution, and distinguished himself at the battle of Yorktown. He describes his campaigns in 1780 and 1781, all the way through the victory at Yorktown. The text of Deux-Ponts' memoirs is given in French and English. In the introduction, Green recounts finding the original manuscript at a book-stall along a quay in Paris. HOWES D291a. SABIN 19801.

Price: $300.00