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“ONE OF THE FEW SURVIVORS WHO FOUGHT AND BLED FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE”

(TRUMBULL, Henry) (POTTER, Israel). Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter. Providence, 1824.

First edition, first issue, of the "remarkable story" of Revolutionary soldier Israel Potter, who fought at Bunker Hill, was taken prisoner, escaped in England and survived years of exile, the inspiration for the 1855 novel by Melville, with woodcut-engraved frontispiece. $950.

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