Oversize hardcover with 275 pages. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. DJ has two closed tears with tape on the inside, also DJ edges are curling slightly, otherwise near fine in very good dust jacket.
VG. Tan cloth boards, white and color-illustrated dj, [xii] 276 pp, over 83 monochrome images. From the publisher: On June 3, 1784, Congress authorized the establishment of the Federal army, primarily for the protection of the legendary Northwest Territory. This vast expanse of land which today comprises Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin was ceded to the United States by Great Britain as part of the treaty which ended the American Revolution. To help pay its staggering war debts, our infant nation needed to have the area surveyed so that lands known to be rich in natural resources could be sold to settlers. Neither surveying parties nor prospective buyers, however, cared to venture into a wilderness where both Indians and renegade Whites posed constant threats to lives and property. This army, whose job it was to protect over 248, 000 square miles of land, plus the Great Lakes, was to consist of only 700 noncommissioned officers and privates.
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