LATOUR, ARSÈNE LACARRIERE. 1778-1837. Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15. Philadelphia: John Conrad. J. Maxwell, printer, 1816.
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LATOUR, ARSÈNE LACARRIERE. 1778-1837. Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15. Philadelphia: John Conrad. J. Maxwell, printer, 1816.
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179	1816	1816	Latour, A. LaCarriere	Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15.  With an Atlas.	Philadelphia	1992	 $2,025 	WR, 17057
Lot Details
LATOUR, ARSÈNE LACARRIERE. 1778-1837.
Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15. Philadelphia: John Conrad. J. Maxwell, printer, 1816.
2 volumes, text and atlas. Text: xx, 264, cxc pp. Half-title. Translated by H.P. Nugent. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Andrew Jackson. 8vo (208 x 121 mm). Period half morocco and marbled boards. Atlas: 8 folding engraved maps, various sizes. Sewn. Housed together in compartmentalized quarter calf clamshell case (a little scuffed). Text volume toned, foxed at ends, portrait offset to title, rebacked with old spine laid down, rubbed, corners repaired. Atlas with sewing reinforced, some fold splits, paper soft, library perforation stamps to each map.

WITH VERY RARE SEPARATE ATLAS. FIRST EDITION, THE "CHIEF AUTHORITY, WELL DOCUMENTED, ON THESE OPERATIONS" (Howes). "This is the classic account of the campaign in the War of 1812 which culminated in the battle of New Orleans. The appendix contains copies of documents relating to the campaign, and the atlas with its plates and maps is invaluable. "Theodore Roosevelt in his Naval War of 1812, p 483 note, remarks, 'Latour (who was General Jackson's chief engineer) is the only trustworthy contemporary American historian of this war, and even he at times absurdly exaggerates the British forces and loss'" (Streeter). Howes says the frontispiece is not found in all copies. Howes L127; Jones 780; Littell 621; Sabin 39214; Streeter sale 1075.
Provenance: early booklabel of Thomas P. Parry in text volume.
Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 1992, $2,025.

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