RABBLE IN ARMS. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. Octavo, pp. [1-12]  2-622 [623-628: ads], eight inserted plates with color reproductions of portraits by Esta Cosgrave, endpaper maps, publisher's green cloth, spine panel stamped in black and gold, top edge stained green, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First printing of the illustrated edition. A vivid and accurate novel first published in 1933, set largely in northeastern New York (Lake Champlain; Saratoga) during the American Revolution, by one of America's finest historical novelists. The novel "continues the history of the Revolution which Roberts began in ARUNDEL (1929). RABBLE IN ARMS describes the defeat of Burgoyne's invasion by Benedict Arnold. Both stories undertake to humanize the Revolution by exploring the factual basis that underlies its myths." - Benét, The Reader's Encyclopedia, second edition (1965), p. . A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket (priced $4.00 on the front flap). A lovely copy; scarce thus. (#160302).
"FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION" on copyright page.