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History of the Campaigns of 1780 And 1781, in the Southern Provinces

TARLETON, Banastre TARLETON, Banastre. A History of the Campaigns of 1780 And 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. London. 1787. vii,[1],518pp. (including errata) plus one folding map with routes marked by hand in color, and four folding plans, with positions and troop movements marked by hand in colors. 4to. Modern 3/4 speckled calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage lightly soiled, neatly reinforced. Some minor scattered foxing and soiling elsewhere, but generally quite clean. Maps lightly soiled. Large map with repairs at folds; closed tear repaired at gutter margin. A few contemporary notations in text. Still, a very good copy. A standard work concerning the southern campaigns of the American Revolution. Tarleton, the commander of a Tory cavalry unit, the British Legion, served in America from May 1776 through the siege of Yorktown. He was infamous for his brutal tactics and hard-riding attacks. His narrative is one of the principal British accounts of the Revolution, notable for his use of original documents, a number of which are included as notes following the relevant chapters. The handsome maps and plans include "The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces." showing the Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware (with routes traced by hand in color); and plans of the siege of Charlestown, the battles of Camden and Guildford, and the siege of Yorktown. HOWES T-37, "b." Church 1224. Clark I:317. Sabin 94397. Reese, Revolutionary Hundred 85.
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Transactions, of the American Philosophical Society, Held at

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY] [AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY]. Transactions, of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, For Promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume I. From January 1st, 1769, TO January 1st, 1771. Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, 1771. xxvii,[2],xxiii-xxviii,xix,116,72,117-340pp. plus seven folding plates (but lacking the map portion of plate 7). Quarto. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Bookplate of Harrison D. Horblit on front pastedown, blindstamp of University of Pennsylvania Library and inscription ("John Cox 1816") on titlepage. "Members Elected" leaf bound in after p.xxii (first series), 72pp. appendix between pp.116-17. Map portion of plate 7 (Fig. 1) has been excised, leaving Fig. 2 intact. Mild foxing throughout. Two small closed tears to plate 4, one small closed tear to margin of plate 5, text only slightly affected. Very good overall. The rare first issue of volume one of the TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, with content not appearing in the 1789 re-issue. This first edition was partially destroyed during the Revolution, and publication of the TRANSACTIONS was suspended from 1772 to 1785. The more common second edition of volume one was issued in 1789 to assist in completing extant sets. This first volume contains a vast amount of important early American scientific and natural history research. This "volume was the first indication to many that the society was more than a name. In America, it sold well and became a source of pride to the members.The European reception of the volume surpassed the hopes of the most sanguine promoters.That so new a society was able to issue a journal within so short a period after its foundation was, by contrast with the many European academies that had never published papers, remarkable in itself. The chorus of praise swelled on every hand" - Hindle. This volume is notable for containing research by Moses Bartram on American silk worms, John Lorimer on the climate of West Florida, and John Ellis on foreign plants which might be usefully grown in America. Also included are contributions by John Morgan on sunflower seed oil and an "Essay on the Cultivation of the Vine, and the making and preserving of Wine, suited to the different Climates in North America," by Edward Antill. EVANS 11959. SABIN 1181.
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Three Times around the World, or Life and Adventures

SAMPSON, Alonzo D. SAMPSON, Alonzo D. Three Times around the World, or Life and Adventures of Alonzo D. Sampson. Buffalo, N.Y.: Express Printing Company, 1867. 1st ed. 170pp. Publisher's black cloth with gilt vignette of a ship on front board, spine gilt. Rebacked, with most of original backstrip laid down, boards lightly edgeworn, corners repaired. Titlepage remargined, and with a few small tears repaired on verso. Several small chips to other pages (no text affected). Moderate foxing throughout, previous owner's signature in lower margin of final page (ink bleeding through the leaf). Good. Forbes 2769. Ferguson 15429a. Forster 85. HOWES S-3. Only edition of this rare autobiography of a whaleman and soldier. Sampson (1831-1901) begins his story with service in the Mexican-American War, having "enlisted at Buffalo, in Company M, 2d Regiment Light Artillery." After training, his company "embarked at New York on board the ship Canton and sailed for Vera Cruz.I was delighted with this my first experience of sea-going, and decided in my own mind that my vocation was to 'a life on the ocean wave.'" After mustering out of the service, Sampson embarked on several cruises, initially on fishing vessels around Boston and New Bedford, but then almost exclusively on whaling ships. His first cruise was in 1850, when he shipped from New Bedford on the whaling ship Junior, bound for the Pacific. He tells of stops to the Azores, Cape Verde, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Society Islands, Friendly Islands, Cook Islands, and then to the North Pacific, Bering Strait, Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Kamchatka, and the Arctic during four whaling voyages out of Mattapoisett and New Bedford. Sampson includes quite a bit about life among the whalers in New Bedford, and also recounts a rather fantastic story of a sea monster, captured by the crew of the Monongahela, when Sampson had been supposedly steering an accompanying ship named the Rebecca Sims. The Monongahela was a real ship, and its captain, Jason Seabury, did write a letter in 1852 recording such a capture, which was subsequently published in newspapers across the country. Likewise, Sampson did sail on the Rebecca Sims, but not until 1853. Further, Monongahela never made it back to port; by 1855, wreckage had been recovered by other ships, and all hands were presumed lost, along with evidence of the sea monster, o.
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Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839

KEMBLE, Frances Anne KEMBLE, Frances Anne. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. 1st ed. [8],434pp. Orig. cloth, stamped and ruled in blind, spine title gilt. Faint scattered foxing, else near fine. HOWES K-70. Sabin 37329. Blockson 9586 (the American ed.) The true first edition. An American edition appeared later the same year and is much more common than this. We can find no records of a copy in cloth being offered after 1937. Worldcat locates only 5 copies in North America, and ten worldwide. Fanny Kemble was an English actress who married Pierce Butler, a Philadelphian with extensive holdings in cotton, rice, and tobacco plantations in the South. The family visited Georgia in the winter of 1838-9 staying at the Butler plantations. Kemble was shocked by the living and working conditions of the slaves. This led to the dissolution the marriage. "[Kemble] had a profound antipathy for slavery before this visit, but her firsthand experiences with the `peculiar institution' intensified her prejudice, a prejudice which was further complicated by growing difficulties with her slaveowning husband. The actress, however, possessed an intense curiosity about the subject, and she kept a day by day account of what she saw of the Negroes in Georgia. .It was printed. According to Kemble, to counteract the pro-Southern sentiment of the English aristocracy.The English writer Harriet Martineau, who saw much of Kemble in the United States, read the proof sheets of Kemble's Journal and was so shocked by certain passages that the actress consented to cancel thirty pages of it."-Clark, Travels in the Old South 187.
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Sammelband of nine medical pamphlets, 1806-1809

(MEDICINE). Sammelband of nine medical pamphlets, 1806-1809. Contemporary full tree calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine label. Outer hinges tender, wear to edges, scattered foxing, library bookplates, manuscript presentation on front endpaper partly covered by partly printed 19th-century bookplate of Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College, small library stamp, else very good. Five pamphlets with contemporary ownership stamp of "Henry Marim," plus two with presentation inscriptions to "Mr. Marim." Sammelband of nine American medical pamphlets 1806-1809, mostly medical degree dissertations, kept by Henry Marim of Delaware. At this time, Marim was a degree candidate in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his degree in 1808. Marim died in 1810. Two pamphlets within the sammelband, numbers 8 and 9 below, both from 1808, bear presentation inscriptions from Marim's medical school classmates Samuel Jackson and William P.C. Barton, respectively. 1. RUSH, James. An Inquiry into the Use of the Omentum. Phila.: From the Press of T. & G. Palmer, 1809. 1st ed. 36pp. Austin 1692. The last copy to sell at auction was at the Pennypacker sale in 1909. 2. GREEN, Enoch A. An Inaugural Dissertation, Entitled, Observations on the Structure and Habits of the Lumbricus Terrestris; and A Chemico-Physiological Enquiry on Its Respiration. Submitted.for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine. Phila.: Printed for the Author [1806]. 1st ed. 31pp. On the respiration of earthworms. Austin 837. 3. TUCKER, Samuel. Observations on the Effects of Bodily Labour, in Chronic Diseases, and in Debility. Phila.: Printed by P.K. Wagner, 1806. 1st ed. 14 [i.e., 18]pp. Austin 1931. 4. D'OYLEY, Daniel. A Physiological Essay on the Glands Termed Vesiculae Seminales. Phila.: Printed for the Author, by John H. Oswald, 1806. 1st ed. 25pp. Austin 695. Dissertation on seminal vesicles. One of the dedicatees is Caspar Wistar. Daniel D'Oyley (ca. 1761-1820) of Charleston was a cousin and political ally of Charles Pinckney. From 1799 to 1804, he served as state treasurer of the lower division of South Carolina. 5. CALDWELL, Charles. An Anniversary Oration on the Subject of Quarantines, Delivered to th.