An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War, from its commencement to the year 1783. LAMB Roger 1756-1830 Late Serjeant in the Royal Welc Publisher: Wilkinson & Courtney, Publish Year: 1809 Publish Place: Dublin: Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007547 Status: Sold Out Book Condition: Very Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £800.00 Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information First edition of this interesting account of the American War First edition in book form, in modern full dark calf, to style. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, , (iv) only, , (ii-viii), , 6-428 pp, , (x-xxiv) subscribers names, (2) adverts, ink initials at tp head, some offsetting & the occasional spot, faint evidence of bookplate removal to fpd. A Very Good example. (210*124 mm). (Sabin B38724). One of the best personal narratives by a soldier in the American revolution, used by Robert Graves as a basis for his 2 historical novels. Lamb was a sergeant in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers who went to Canada in 1776 & was captured the following year in Burgoyneís defeat at Saratoga. He escaped & made his way to New York, reentered the army & served in Southern campaign's until the fall of Yorktown. He again became a prisoner of war, escaped & after many adventures reached New York, where he remained until the British evacuation in 1783, Besides his own narrative, he gives a good account of the history of the War.