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    Andrew Jackson: Scarce Early German Language Book Published in Reading, PA, and Including a Large Fold-Out "Battle Of New Orleans" Engraving by Thomas Birch. Geschicte des amerikanische Kriegs, von 1812, published by Johann Ritter and believed written by William McCarthy, whose English language history of the war of 1812 was published in Philadelphia in 1816. (1817), viii, 273p. 8vo, folding plate (7.5" x 10.0") titled "The Battle of New Orleans"(not found in all copies), plus six full-page plates, one a most unusual portrait of Jackson.

    Born in 1779 in England, Birch was a noted engraver famous for ship portraits and 1812 naval battle scenes. His work is found in a number of prestigious institutional collections, including the Pennsylvania and New York Historical Societies and the Brooklyn Museum. Original contemporary leather binding, with restoration to spine. Light to moderate damp staining and foxing throughout. A pleasing copy, grading conservatively good to very good overall.


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    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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