[GLEIG, George Robert as “A Subaltern” (1786-1888)]. A Subaltern in America; comprising his narrative of the campaigns of the British Army, at Baltimore, Washington... Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart and Boston: Allen & Ticknor, 1833.

$ 700.00

8vo., (8 ¼ x 5 1/8 inches). (Scattered spotting throughout). Modern cloth, printed paper lettering piece to spine, uncut.

Provenance: Stamp to title page: “Forbes Library Northampton Massachusetts.”

Later edition, first published in 1821. Though widely attributed to Gleig, Sabin quotes Babcock refuting this: “a careful examination of the volume . . . makes it perfectly clear that Gleig could not have written it.” The author insists that he “cannot pretend to give anything more than a relation of the accidents and occurrences which befell myself, from the commencement of our military operations in the Bay of Chesapeake, down to the period of their final close in the Dauphine Island” (p. 5). Sabin 27570. 

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