CAMPAGNES MILITAIRES Du LIEUTENANT GENERAL Sir WILLIAM HOWE, En AMERIQUE.; D'Apres le Compte Rendu Par Lui-Méme Dans un Committé de la Chambre des Communes le 29 April 1779: Et D'Apres les Observations Qu'il a Publiées Contre les Lettres à un Gentilhomme.
La Haye: Van Cleef et al, 1781. 1st edition thus (Howe H728; Sabin 3339). viii; 70; 116 pp. 8vo: *4 A - D4 E3; A - G H2. Contemporary blue-grey paper wrapped boards. Paper spine label. Overall VG (sp darkened/spine label worn). Item #11393
Howe the British Commanding General during the Revolutionary War. This his account. An interesting, and somewhat scarce edition which has a preface not present in the English edition: "'Twenty times', exclaims the translator [in this preface dated Amst. 25 Nov. 1780], 'have the English encouraged the idea and flattered themselves with it of putting a speedy termination to the war, yet after six years they are no farther advanced in the conquest or reconciliation than they were on the first day"'. [Sabin].