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Book Description

This novel in Spanish by Robert Graves, poet, translator, novelist & leading man of letters, draws for its inspiration the autobiographical works of a Sergeant Lamb & covers the early years of the American Revolution. Lamb was a Dublin man in the service of His Majesty's Army (Royal Welch Fusiliers). It begins with his early days in Dublin and ends with his arrival in Boston as a member of the regiment taken prisoner after Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga. Lamb was a highly intelligent observer of American life at the time especially his description & comments of Native Americans he encountered on his travels. Its original title in English was 'Sergeant of the Ninth'. The book has been inscribed in ink on the FFEP : 'AFECTUOSAMENTE - ROBERT GRAVES'
Author Robert Graves (Signed)
Date 1942
Binding Cloth binding in red & black with gilt titles on the front & spine in a decorative dust wrapper
Publisher Espasa Calpe Argentina (Buenos Aires - Mexico)
Illustrator Frontispiece - photograph of a letter from Sgt. Lamb to Major General Sir Henry Calvert, British Adjutant General + maps on FFEP of the journeys of Sgt Lamb 1776-77.he
Condition G/VG (Very slight scuffing at top & foot of spine) in a F d/w (missing pieces on front & back of d/w have been sympathetically repaired to present a coherent whole).
Pages 306

Price: £35.00

Offered by Geoff Cox Books

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