New York: Privately Printed, 1893. First Edition. 7 1/4 X 10 1/4 Inches. Item #2963
An impressive set personally gifted by Webb's grandson to another member of the family (it would appear). #246 of only 350 Deluxe Sets bound in 3/4 morocco leather with matching tips. Marbled boards. TEG. Each volume exhibits five raised hubs to spine and binding is signed "STIKEMAN & CO." (New York). An impressive first edition set of the journals of one of the most important commanders of the Revolutionary War. Webb, who commanded the 9th Connecticut Regiment, rose to become Washington aide-de-camp. When Washington crossed the Delaware, Webb was in his boat. Webb was actually wounded at the Battle of Trenton a day later. Upon retirmenent, Washington promoted Webb to Brigadier General in honor of his service to the Country.
"Presented to Henry Webb Johnson by William Seward Webb" bookplate (in the hand of Webb) affixed to front pastedown of first volume. Original shipping tag from "Wagner Palace Car Co. - Opposite Grand Central Station, New York" addressed to Henry Webb Johnson in South Bend, Indiana laid-in. Light scuffing to edges and folds. A bit of toning throughout. The limitation page in volume one is starting a bit. A very attractive set overall. NOT AN EX-LIBRARY SET. (NOTE: This is a large and heavy set and may require additional postage fees.).