Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1883; 1884. Colonel Stephen Kemble, General Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton.

Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1883; 1884

New York: Printed for the Society, 1884; 1885. First edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. 8vo. [7], viii-xi, [6], 2-626, [2]; [7], viii-xxiii, [8], 4-472, [2] pp. Pebbled green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece in volume 1 and a fold-out lithograph map in volume 2. The journals of Lieut. Colonel Stephen Kemble, from June 9th 1773, to October 23rd 1779. The second volume consists of the official Order Books of General Sir William Howe, and Sir Henry Clinton, with Kembel's journals from 1784-1785 and 1788. Both volumes form an official record of the movements and actions of the British army in America, from 1773 to the middle of July, 1778. The volumes also contain Kemble's copy of the orders issued by General Daniel Jones while in command of the garrison on the Island of New York, from the 2nd of May 1778, to June 2nd, 1778. A fascinating record of the British army's strategy and movement during the Revolutionary War. Very Good. Item #00008781

A Very Good set with the rear hinge of each volume showing a tiny hairline crack, volume two shows a faint crease to the first several leaves.

Price: $150.00