Letters and journals relating to the war of the American revolution and the capture of the German troops at Saratoga. Friderike Charlotte Luise von Riedesel, Baroness, Freiherr zu Eisenbach Friedrich Adolf Riedesel.
Letters and journals relating to the war of the American revolution and the capture of the German troops at Saratoga

Letters and journals relating to the war of the American revolution and the capture of the German troops at Saratoga

New York: G & C Carvill, 1827.

First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #13737

Professionally respined with gilt spine label and rulings and Japan tissue hinge repair, edgeworn, tone with foxing, two owner's stamps and later owner's note, wear. Solid hardcover. ; Half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Index pages (321)-323 bound as preliminaries. First English language translation of this account of Brunswick mercenaries during the Saratoga campaign. Wright Howes; edited by William E Hartley III; Wright Howes T7130170384. Authorship attributed to Madame von Riedesel, who wrote the majority of the letters, although also containing letters and observations from her husband, Major General commanding the German mercenaries under Burgoyne. Interesting first-person account of the Saratoga campaign, life as prisoners in Virginia, and views of Americans and the Revolution. ; 323 pages.

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