The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw, the First American Consul at Canton. With a Life of the Author by Josiah Quincy

Boston: Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols, 1847. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. xiii, [1], [1-3], 4-360pp. A few pages uncut. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Original brown cloth with blind ruling, gilt lettering to spine. A very good copy (wear to extremities with small amout of loss at spine ends & corner boards showing; 1" cloth tear to upper joint; minor spotting to boards; foxing to frontispiece; some foxing) hinges tight and internally clean; a nice copy of a scarce title. Item #12724

"The narrative of the military life of Major Shaw is composed chiefly of letters written to his nearest relatives and friends from his enlistment in the American army, at Cambridge, in December, 1775, to its final disbandment , at West Point, in January, 1784." - Sabin 79959. Shaw (1754-1794) was aide-de-camp to General Henry Knox during the American Revolution. He later served as supercargo on the first American vessel to China and was appointed to the post of U.S. Consul by the Continental Congress in 1786. Not in Howes. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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