Item #17651 1826 Early Recounting of the Battle of Bunker Hill with first fold-out map. Revolutionary War.
1826 Early Recounting of the Battle of Bunker Hill with first fold-out map

1826 Early Recounting of the Battle of Bunker Hill with first fold-out map

Pamphlet

Swett, Samuel. History of Bunker Hill Battle with a Plan. Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1826. Second Edition. 8.25" x 5.25" inches. 58 pages plus a map. Enlarged with new information derived from the surviving soldiers present at the celebration on the 17th June last, and notes. In this short account of the Battle of Bunker hill, Swett relies on the testimonies of survivors to reconstruct not only the events of the day , but also the sights, sound, and smells of battle - "The whole town was combustible. The flames ascended to heaven on the lofty spire of the church and resembled the eruptions of vast volcano in solemn grandeur and sublimity. Removed from a book of pamphlets. Arguably the first issue published with a folded plan of the battle. Is missing the often-appended 30 page "Notes section." Title page partially separated but overall in very good condition.

Item #17651

Price: $1,250.00

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