A SKETCH OF THE EVENTS WHICH PRECEDED THE CAPTURE OF WASHINGTON, BY THE BRITISH, ON THE TWENTY-FOURTH OF AUGUST, 1814.

Philadelphia. 1849. iv,66pp. plus folding map. Original half cloth and boards, paper label. Boards rubbed. Later bookplate on front pastedown. Inscribed by the author: "For Thomas Riddle Esquire, from the Author, 25th. April, 1849." Minor toning. Good. Item #WRCAM9924

Privately printed account of a critical event in the War of 1812. A contemporary note on the titlepage states: "The errata...in this 'presentation copy,' unless otherwise signed, was made by Mr. Ingersoll." Indeed, there are a couple of editorial changes, and a note on the Preface page says: "for Thos. Ritchie Esquire from the Author." SABIN 34772. HOWES I48.

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