Lot 5: Ethan Allen's captivity 1845 edition

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:45:59


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Lot 5: Author: Allen, Ethan; Title: Allen's Captivity, Being a Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen, Containing his Voyages, Travels, &c., Interspersed with Political Observations. Written by Himself; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: Oliver L. Perkins; Date Published: 1845; Description: 126 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. (12mo) 15x9.5 cm (6x3¾") original black morocco-backed printed boards. Reprint.Later edition of the 1779 narrative of the American Revolutionary War soldier, commander of New Hampshire's Green Mountain Boys. The frontispiece and rear cover are illustrated with a woodcut depicting the Capture of Ticonderoga. Condition: Spine ends chipped, boards rubbed at edges, bookplate; foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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