New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. After his service in the Mexican War, the author taught at West Point. "His long residence at West Point, with its revolutionary associations, turned his interest to historical matters, and led to the publication of (this work), a large part of which is devoted to a minute study of the topography of the neighborhood, from a military viewpoint, to the system of defenses erected during the Revolution, and to the administration of the fortress during that period."
8vo, xviii, 408pp, advertisements pp. Large fold-out frontispiece of West Point from Garrison, NY (a lithograph by J. Bien). Illustrations in text, two fold-out maps. Original cobalt gilt blue cloth, rubbed at corners and spine ends. Preliminaries and fold out panorama with ink stain at bottom edge; folding maps in very good condition. Period signature inside the front cover. DAB. Howes B678; Gephart 7120; 23 Decker 25. Item #24374