Lot 223: Author: [Prentiss, Charles, compiler]; Title: The Life of the Late Gen William Eaton; Place Published: Brookfield; Publisher: E. Merriam & Co.; Date Published: 1813; Description: 448 pp. Circular frontisportrait engraved by William Hamlin. (8vo) original full calf, morocco spine label lettered & ruled in gilt."Though published at the expense of the son-in-law of this unstable adventurer, none of his frailties--vanity, arrogance, intemperance, connection with Burr's conspiracy--are concealed" (Howes). Howes P567; Sabin 65083. Condition: General wear to binding, some fraying at corners and spine, chip at head of spine, gilt rubbed and fading; foxing and browning at endpapers, some pencil notes on front free endpaper, text block darkened; else very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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