Boston: James Loring, 1831.
Illustrated by Frontispiece. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fair with no dust jacket. Item #13240
Both hinges well started, stains & foxing, edgeworn, rub. Text firmly attached to binding. With care, a serviceable reading copy. ; An abridgement of "The Adventures of a French Sergeant" which is a translation of "Memoires de Robert Guillemard [pseud.]." Also includes short piece, Fraternal Love by Dr Dodd. "... the histories of war, as they have been written, leave out all the disgusting forms of misery, which each individual experiences in a thousand nameless ways, while they dwell at large on the dauntless courage of the combatants, the brilliant charges of the cavalry and infantry, the play of the artillery, and the pursuit of the enemey. Indeed, if a great man falls, his fate is much lamented; but lamented in such a way as to make thousands of thoughtless youths envy his fate. But the death and suffering of the privates are passed over in the aggregate, and no other account is made of them, than that the force of the army is weakened by so many thousands of killed and wounded, whose place must be supplied by new levies. ... In hopes that my little book may help to bring on that glorious era when nations shall elarn war no more, I remain, The Christian public's much obliged and grateful servant, Philanthropos." - Preface. Uncommon radical anti-war tract from the early 19th-century by William Ladd, activist, pacifist and organizer of the American Peace Society. ; 108 pages.
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