Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter Connected with the History of Major John Andred, Adjutant General of the British Army in America, A.D. 1780.

Andreana: Containing the Trial, Execution and Various Matter Connected with the History of Major John Andred, Adjutant General of the British Army in America, A.D. 1780.

Horace Wemyss Smith; John Andre

Horace W. Smith, 1865


Limited edition of only 175 copies, of which this is octavo no. 4. Bound in contemporary 1/2 black sheep over marbled boards.  Some rubbing to boards, but sound.  Spine gilt in six compartments.  3 preliminary leaves, [3]-67, [4] pages : 9 portraits, 3 facsimile (1 folded plate). Includes portraits of George Washington, Major Andre, John Paulding, Miss Honora Sneyd, Miss Anna Seward, and Benedict Arnold.  A reprint of 1780 edition. 

Engraved book plates of Anna Richmond Taylor, "Resolve Well and Preserve"; Henry D. Humphrey, "Inter Folia Fructus."  Early signature of F. E. Richmond.  Charles Allen, American Bookplates, 1894, no. 396. "Pictorial. A very graceful framework encloses several spaces which are occupied by decorative features. Above the name, Minerva, helmeted and robed, with shield and spear, is seated attended by the owl. Beneath her the motto appears on a curved portion of the frame, Inter folia fructus. Beneath this again is the name within an oval formed by two writhing snakes; at either side of this are female griffins, sejant. At the very lowest point of the design a grotesque canephoros head is seen. Of Boston."

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