Memoirs of the late Charles Lee, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-Fourth Regiment, Colonel in the Portuguese service, Major-General and Aide-de-Camp to the King of Poland, and second in command in the service of The United States of America during the Revolution: to which are added his political and military essays, also letters to, and from many distinguished characters both in Europe and America. Edward Langworthy.
Memoirs of the late Charles Lee, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-Fourth Regiment, Colonel in the Portuguese service, Major-General and Aide-de-Camp to the King of Poland, and second in command in the service of The United States of America during the Revolution: to which are added his political and military essays, also letters to, and from many distinguished characters both in Europe and America.

Memoirs of the late Charles Lee, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-Fourth Regiment, Colonel in the Portuguese service, Major-General and Aide-de-Camp to the King of Poland, and second in command in the service of The United States of America during the Revolution: to which are added his political and military essays, also letters to, and from many distinguished characters both in Europe and America.

London: printed for J.S. Jordan, 1792. First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, 439; contemporary blind-ruled mottled calf boards, later rebacking with gilt paneled spine and red morocco label; rubbed and worn, moderate foxing to preliminaries and terminals, the first signature starting, and back hinge cracked, but overall good and sturdy or better. Howes L83: "Said to have been edited by Thomas Paine, under the direction of Langworthy." Sabin 38903: "Contains many curious particulars relating to the war between Great Britain and the Colonies. Published under the direction of Edward Langworthy, of Georgia...""JCB 1772-1800, II, 3534, quoting the Preface: "These Memoirs and Letters were transmitted from America to England [by Langworthy] who was a member of Congress from the State of Georgia. The reader may expect to find, in almost everything that relates to Lee, a great deal of the strong republican character. His attachment to principles of liberty without regard to place, made him the citizen of the world, rather than of any country." Item #27976

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