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    James Thacher, M.D. INSCRIBED. A Military Journal During the American Revolutionary War, From 1775 to 1783, Describing Interesting Events and Transactions of This Period, with Numerous Historical Facts and Anecdotes, from the Original Transcript. Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1823. Presumed first edition. Inscribed on title page: "James Thacher Clark(e) from his kinsman, James Thacher." Tall octavo. 603 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Nineteenth-century full speckled calf. Four raised bands and two gilt-stamped leather labels to spine. Light wear to binding. Front hinge cracked. First three leaves detached but present. Title page with closed tear at top edge that affects inscription. Occasional spotting. Contents leaf containing pages 597/598 missing the top half of leaf; appears to be missing first leaf of Contents containing pages 595/596. Very good. James Thacher (1754-1844) was a Massachusetts physician who worked as a surgeon in the Revolution in the Massachusetts 16th Regiment. An unusually early author inscription.

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