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Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene ... Two Vols 1822 FIRST

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William Johnson, Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene, Major General of the Armies of the United States, In the War of the Revolution. Compiled Chiefly from Original Materials. In Two Volumes. Charleston, printed for the author by A. E. Miller, 1822, First Edition, probable first printing with misspelled name on frontispiece.

Paper spine with title label over slate-paper boards, 4to (29 cm). Collates: Vol. I pagination skips 465-468, but text flow and comparison with another copy indicate no pages missing. Vol. I: xii, 1-516 uneven pp with three appendices, [2] errata sheet, frontispiece and two map plates. Vol. II: [ii] fold-out map, 1-476 uneven pp with appendices, [2 errata] Postcript [12 pp] numbered "61"-11,  5 map plates. Howes J156.

Fair to Good: spines very worn or bug-eaten with partial labels present, covers very worn (v2 detached), chip out of title pages with no text loss, some tears and chips in the wide margins, some smudges or ink near edges, v.1 light corner dampstains 325ff including Cowpens plate, rear hinge cracked and rear cover light dampstains, occasional po markings including name on endpapers and pencil correction on frontispiece, v. 1 errata sheet missing blank half. Vintage bookshop label inside rear cover. V2: cover to p.6 detached (fold-out map with hand-colored routes present), cracked between p. 224 and plate, corner dampstain about p. 369ff, increasing with old dark spots, some heavy tanning. 

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