Memoirs of William B. Lighton 1846 w/ 10 engravings nice antiquarian bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Memoirs, William B. Lighton, 19th Century Books, Decorative Book Bindings).
Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of William B. Lighton.
Published 1846, Troy by J.C. Kneeland & Co.
192 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait & half title, total of ten steel engraved plates.
Period publisher's cloth binding, elaborate gilt spine decorations, embossed cover designs. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.
Author was a British army deserter who escaped to Landaff, NH. He had enlisted into the British Army but escaped from his regiment, was captured, imprisoned, tried and condemned to death but escaped from captivity and settled in the U.S. Tells about his experiences and suffering.