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THIS IS A SET OF THREE MICROFICHE, the last one 3/3 of which contains of the copy of the 1822 first edition of Captain David Perry's memoir Recollections of an Old Soldier...written by himself. The National Union Catalog [NCU] description follows here with corrective revisions in brackets by Denise G. Jones: The writer's life was spent in Rehoboth and Dighton, Mass., Killingby [Killingly], Conn., Plainfield, N.H., and Chelsea, Vt. [Note: He lived his final years in Ira, Vermont, where he died in 1826, and was buried.] He served in four campaigns of the French and Indian War from Massachusetts, 1758-1762 and in two campaigns of the Revolution from Connecticut, 1775-1776 [1775, and 1776-1777]. Note: Anytime the pages given are 55, the book is either an actual first edition published in 1822, or a microform of it. (Microforms include microfiche and microfilm.) Any edition that gives the number of pages as 73 is a form of the Alden edition, that is, a republication by Mrs. John Ferris Alden, Mary Emma Bogue Alden, which she produced in the early 1900s, with a few differences, and printed at her own expense by Vredenburg & Co., Inc., Rochester, N.Y. The forms of her republication are either an actual book, a microform, or a reprint of hers in 1971 published by Winston DeVille using her plates but with changes to the title, and published under his imprint Polyathos Press, Cottonport, La. (later New Orleans, La.), or a microform of that one. The only other case is where a book is scanned, but the number of pages still holds true as an identifying marker between the first edition (55 pages) and the Alden/Polyanthos editions (73 pages). (Source: Denise G. Jones, The Captain David Perry Web Site, c1999-. Mrs. Jones has researched Perry's book, his life, his times, and his posterity for over 35 years. See this site for more information on Capt. David Perry and on the events and experiences he described.)NOTE: For more information on Captain David Perry's book, click on “Recollections of an old soldier” AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE to go to the main Recollections page. Included are a description of Perry's life and times, excerpts, links, etc.