November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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“Archibald Robertson, Lieut. General Royal Engineers: His Diaries and Sketches In America, 1762-1780. Edited with an introduction by Harry Miller Lydenberg.” NY: The New York Public Library, 1930. Quarto (10-3/8" x 7-1/2"), 63 maps and plates, x, 300, [1] pp. Quarter binding of calf with gilt lettering and marbled boards, housed within a marbled slipcase with label. One of 200 copies (this copy unnumbered) printed on BR Rag paper at the NewYork Public Library under supervision of John Archer, with collotype plates by Joffe. Rare, limited edition of the transcribed diaries of Robertson while serving as a British engineer officer in Canada and the American colonies during the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Robertson’s eyewitness observations, ranging from topography to military tactics, are invaluable and his eyewitness drawings and plans are exquisitely rendered, as to be expected from such an accomplished engineer and draughtsman. Howes R350. CONDITION: An extremely fine copy, with bright and clean pages; some edge wear to the slipcase. JLK
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $738.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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