Book #73369
Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter. Horace W. Smith, John Andre.
Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter...
Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter...
Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter...
Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter...
Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter...

Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter...

The Execution of Benedict Arnold's Handler [Smith, Horace W. (1825-1891), Editor]. Andre, John [1751-1780]. Andreana. Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter Connected with the History of Major John Andre, Adjutant General of the British Army in America, A.D. 1780. Philadelphia: Published by Horace W. Smith, 1865. [iv], 67, [4] pp. With 9 tissue-guarded copperplate portraits and 3 facsimiles, 1 folding. Extra-illustrated with an additional 2 tissue-guarded copperplates. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt rules to morocco edges, raised bands and gilt fillets and title to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn. General title page printed in red and black. Light toning to interior, occasional faint offsetting from plates, light foxing to a few plates, small clean tear to bottom-edge of general title page, light edgewear to folding plate, clean tears along fold lines and a small hole adjacent to image mended on verso with archival tape, early ownership stamp (of D[avid] Hudson Shedaker) to reverse of frontispiece. $450. * Only edition, one of 100 copies printed in octavo. A reprint of a 1780 title with additional illustrations, this work gives an account of the execution of John Andre, an officer in the British Army. In 1779, Andre became head of the British Secret Service in America and was the British Army's primary point of contact with American traitor Benedict Arnold. While working with Arnold, he was captured behind American lines and hanged as a spy, despite his requests to be treated as a prisoner of war. Popular in colonial society before the war, his death was lamented as a necessity, but a highly regrettable one by figures like Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette. He came to be viewed as something of a tragic figure in post-revolutionary literature through accounts like the one presented here.

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