THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON, K.B. RELATIVE TO HIS CONDUCT DURING PART OF HIS COMMAND OF THE KING'S TROOPS IN NORTH AMERICA; PARTICULARLY TO THAT WHICH RESPECTS THE UNFORTUNATE ISSUE OF THE CAMPAIGN IN 1781. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING COPIES AND EXTRACTS OF THOSE PARTS OF HIS CORRESPONDENCE WITH LORD GEORGE GERMAIN, EARL CORNWALLIS, REAR ADMIRAL GRAVES, &C. WHICH ARE REFERRED TO THEREIN. FIFTH EDITION. [bound with] AN ANSWER TO THAT PART OF THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON WHICH RELATES TO THE CONDUCT OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL EARL CORNWALLIS, DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEAR 1781. Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis.
THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON, K.B. RELATIVE TO HIS CONDUCT DURING PART OF HIS COMMAND OF THE KING'S TROOPS IN NORTH AMERICA; PARTICULARLY TO THAT WHICH RESPECTS THE UNFORTUNATE ISSUE OF THE CAMPAIGN IN 1781. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING COPIES AND EXTRACTS OF THOSE PARTS OF HIS CORRESPONDENCE WITH LORD GEORGE GERMAIN, EARL CORNWALLIS, REAR ADMIRAL GRAVES, &C. WHICH ARE REFERRED TO THEREIN. FIFTH EDITION. [bound with] AN ANSWER TO THAT PART OF THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON WHICH RELATES TO THE CONDUCT OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL EARL CORNWALLIS, DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEAR 1781.
THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON, K.B. RELATIVE TO HIS CONDUCT DURING PART OF HIS COMMAND OF THE KING'S TROOPS IN NORTH AMERICA; PARTICULARLY TO THAT WHICH RESPECTS THE UNFORTUNATE ISSUE OF THE CAMPAIGN IN 1781. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING COPIES AND EXTRACTS OF THOSE PARTS OF HIS CORRESPONDENCE WITH LORD GEORGE GERMAIN, EARL CORNWALLIS, REAR ADMIRAL GRAVES, &C. WHICH ARE REFERRED TO THEREIN. FIFTH EDITION. [bound with] AN ANSWER TO THAT PART OF THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON WHICH RELATES TO THE CONDUCT OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL EARL CORNWALLIS, DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEAR 1781.

THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON, K.B. RELATIVE TO HIS CONDUCT DURING PART OF HIS COMMAND OF THE KING'S TROOPS IN NORTH AMERICA; PARTICULARLY TO THAT WHICH RESPECTS THE UNFORTUNATE ISSUE OF THE CAMPAIGN IN 1781. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING COPIES AND EXTRACTS OF THOSE PARTS OF HIS CORRESPONDENCE WITH LORD GEORGE GERMAIN, EARL CORNWALLIS, REAR ADMIRAL GRAVES, &C. WHICH ARE REFERRED TO THEREIN. FIFTH EDITION. [bound with] AN ANSWER TO THAT PART OF THE NARRATIVE OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HENRY CLINTON WHICH RELATES TO THE CONDUCT OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL EARL CORNWALLIS, DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEAR 1781.

Each printed London: J. Debrett, 1783. Two separately issued volumes in one: [1], [1 blank], 112; [1], [1 blank], xvi, [6], 260 pp. Errata slip laid down at bottom of page 260, Folding Table. Untrimmed. Bound in quarter sheep and marbled paper over boards [lightly rubbed, front board nearly detached]. A Very Good copy of each of these dueling pamphlets. The Cornwallis pamphlet lacks the final four pages of advertisements collated by Howes and Adams. Private bookplate on front pastedown.

This is the first edition of Cornwallis's defense of his actions in the disastrous Yorktown campaign, and the fifth edition of Clinton's Narrative [the first six editions all printed in 1783]. The Narrative "Consists primarily of the correspondence between Cornwallis and Clinton, 18 Jan. to 18 Aug. 1781" [Adams]. Their heated pamphlet war resulted from the attempt of each to blame the other for the British defeat at Yorktown. Clinton, Commander of the British forces in America, says Cornwallis was at fault; Cornwallis said he was just doing what Clinton told him to do. The two presentations shed much light on the battle which resulted in the decisive American victory.
Howes C496, C781aa. Adams, American Controversy 83-21f, 83-29. Streeter Sale 800. Item #27596

Price: $1,000.00