The Life, Adventures and Opinions of Col. George Hanger. REVOLUTIONARY WAR, George Hanger.
The Life, Adventures and Opinions of Col. George Hanger
The Life, Adventures and Opinions of Col. George Hanger
The Life, Adventures and Opinions of Col. George Hanger

AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY

The Life, Adventures and Opinions of Col. George Hanger.

London: J. Debrett, 1801.

Complete with half-titles and one illustration to text. 339; 475, 4 ads pp. 2 vols. 8vo. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY. Contemporary calf, black morocco labels to spine gilt, slightly shelf-worn, extremities a little rubbed, presentation inscription to title-page. Howes H-158; Sabin 30227. Item #302703

Presentation copy, signed "From the Author" on the title-page. This copy formerly belonged to Sir George Chetwynd; it has both his bookplate and discreet embossed library stamps from Grendon Hall where his collection was housed. A manuscript note to the front free endpaper states that this copy also belonged to the Duke of York.

Having served as aide-de-camp to Clinton during the Charleston campaign (he was wounded at Charlotte), in 1782 Hanger was appointed Major of Tarleton's Dragoons. With further connections to Carleton, Gen. Dickenson, and Major Andre among others, he was well placed to produce one of the best accounts of the Revolutionary War in the South.

Sabin notes the "curious prophecy" to be found in the second volume: "one of these days, the Northern and Southern powers will fight as vigorously against each other, as they both have united to do against the British"

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