May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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Samuel Dewees. "A History of the Life and Services of, a native of Pennsylvania and Soldier of the Revolutionary and last Wars; also Reminiscences of the Indian War, Western Expedition...[and War 1812], the whole written in part from manuscript in the handwriting of Capt. Dewees, and compiled by John Smith Hanna." Baltimore: printed by Robert Neilson, 1844. Portrait frontispiece, 360 pages. 12mo, several full-page text woodcuts; in recent green morocco half half-binding with marbled boards, new endpapers. Howes H163. Written (in part from manuscript in the hand writing of Captain Dewees,) and compiled by John Smith Hanna, with additional commentary. Dewees (1760-1846) served as a drummer in the Pennsylvania Line, entering service just before the battle of Brandywine and served through the remainder of the war, serving on the Sullivan Expedition and present at many military action, as well as "he execution of Major Andre, where he "and played the "dead march" on that occasion." Generally considered the finest, published narrative of a common soldier of the Continental Army after that of Joseph Plumb Martin and unlike the latter, never republished in the 20th century, so still little-known today. A rare and important Revolutionary War account. CONDITION: ex libris copy with 19th c. "Mercantile Library of Philadelphia" stamps on frontispiece and title page, otherwise and very good and clean copyof a scarce work. [with] Linn, John B. and William H. Engle. "Pennsylvania in the War of the Revolution: Battalions and Line 1775 -1783." Harrisburg: Lane, Hart State Printer, 1880. 2 volume set. Original 3/4 contemporary leather over marbled boards. All edges marbled. Marbled end pages. 794, 805 pp. Color plates, ports., maps, facsims. ; Rosters and brief histories of the various regiments, orderly books of the First and Seventh regiments, and other papers, principally compiled from the original records in the state archives and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. "Diary of events in the army of the revolution, from Aug. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780. Includes the journal of Capt. Joseph McClellan, of Ninth Penn'a": v. 2, p. [571]-585. "Diary of the revolt in the Pennsylvania line. January, 1781 [by Capt. Joseph McClellan; with other papers relating to the affair]": v. 2, p. [629]-674. "Diary of the Pennsylvania line. May 26, 1781-April 25, 1782 [comp. from the journals of Capt. Joseph McClellan and Lieut. William Feltman]": v. 2, p. [675]-727. An invaluable reference for tracking the service records of Pennyslvania soldiers and the histories of the regiments in which they served. CONDITION: complete and excellent internally, very clean copy; some shelf wear and rubbing to lower edges of the boards and wear to the corners and edges of the leather spine. JLK
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Minimum Bid: $350.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $430.50
Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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