Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VIII, miscellany, 1776-1816.

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Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VIII, miscellany, 1776-1816.

Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VIII, miscellany, 1776-1816.

Portraits, prints, letters, maps, and documents tipped into Volume 8 of the extra-illustrated quarto edition of Washington Irving's Life of George Washington (New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855-1856) (Rare E 312 I72 ++ 1898). Portraits: Washington Irving, (Richard) Burgoyne, Harriet Ackland (Christian Henrietta Caroline Acland) (2), Baroness De Riedesel, Richard Varick, Daniel Morgan, Benedict Arnold, Henry Clinton, Francis Rawdon Hastings (Earl of Moira) (2), Enoch Parr, Simon Frazer, Henry Dearborn, Horatio Gates, Richard Howe, Charles Gravier Vergennes, John Hazelwood, Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Smith, George Clinton, Lafayette (3), Jedediah Huntington, Benjamin Franklin (2), Henry Laurens, William Alexander (Lord Stirling), James Rivington, Baron Steuben (2), Caron de Beaumarchais, Jean Ternant, Nathaniel Greene, Louis XVI, George III, John Andre. Prints: Battle of Saratoga, September 19, 1777; Battle of Saratoga, September 19, 1777; View of the West Bank of the Hudson River,...20th of Sept 1777; Lady Ackland's Visit to the Camp of Genl. Gates; Surrender of Burgoyne's Army at Saratoga; The Surrender of Burgoyne's Army at Saratoga, Octr. 17, 1777; Saratoga; Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain; The Political Raree-Show: or a Picture of Parties and Politics, during and at the close of the Last Session of Parliament, June 1779 (caricature); The Battle Ground at Germantown; The Battle of Germantown; Crays Ferry; The East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania; Schuylkill; Washington's Head Quarters at Valley Forge; Washington's Headquarters, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; [Washington at Valley Forge]; Washington at Valley Forge; Winter Camp at Valley Forge; View from the Hill in Bordentown. Letters: ALS, Tadeusz Kosciuszko to A. Brockhaus, March [?], 1816; ALS, Francis Rawdon Hastings (Earl of Moira) to Mr. Deare, June 8, 1791; ALS, John Burgoyne to Fanny [?], July 22, 1783; A[aman.]LS, Benjamin Chew to Richard Stockton, December 29, 1803; ALS, Anthony Wayne to John Martin, July 7, 1782; ALS[init.], James Lovell to [?], September 10, 1780; ALS, Elias Boudinot to James Cuthbert, May 4, 1776; ALS, James W. Fairlie to Peter T. Curtenius, May 3, 1785; ALS, William North to Benjamin Walker, December 11, 1801; ALS, Jean Ternant to Richard Howley, Gov. of Georgia, January 28, 1780. Documents: ADS, [Receipt for Samuel Tracy, signed by Jedediah Huntington], May 21, 1777. Maps: Plan of the Attack on Forts Clinton & Montgomery by the British forces under SIR HENRY CLINTON. - Octr 1777 (?); Plan of the Position Taken by Genl. Burgoyne on the 10th of Octr. 1777 in which The British Army was invested (?) by the Americans Under the command of Genl. Gates and surrendered to him on the 16th of October the same year.

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