1743 The Memoirs of Cap. George Carleton, an English Officer
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Leather Binding, Scarce
A scarce work.
A reissue with a new title, printed from the unsold sheets of the first edition.
ESTC citation number T70329.
The memoir of George Carleton, an English officer who served during the Dutch Wars of the 1670s, and in Spain, before he was captured by the Spanish in 1708.
The authorship of this memoir has been much refuted since it's publication. It was once attributed to Daniel Defoe, and to Jonathan Swift, though it's now believed that it probably is a genuine memoir. Evidence of a real officer named Captain George Carleton was discovered in the 1920.
Bookplate of Robert Berkeley to the front pastedown, an English political writer and significant activist for Catholic emancipation of the 1770s. His family home was Spetchley park, a country mansion in the hamlet of Spetchley near Worcester.
One page of adverts to the front.
In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart, with some discolouration to the boards and spine. Ringmark to the front board. Light marks to the boards. Faint surface cracks to the spine. Small cracks to the joints. A little loss to the head of the spine. Light bumping to the extremities. Hinges are starting but firm. Bookplate to the front paste down. Ink mark to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd spot. Prior owner's ink inscription to the title page. The occasional ink note to the margin.
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