Memorials of a Birthday Breakfast, given on the Anniversary of his One Hundredth Birthday, to Captain Frederic Lahrbush (Labouche), (Ex-Captain H.B. M., 60th Rifles, Etc.), by General J. Watts de Peyster, On the same, his 45th Birthday, March 9, 1866, No. 63 East 21st Street, New York City. J. Watts de Peyster.

Memorials of a Birthday Breakfast, given on the Anniversary of his One Hundredth Birthday, to Captain Frederic Lahrbush (Labouche), (Ex-Captain H.B. M., 60th Rifles, Etc.), by General J. Watts de Peyster, On the same, his 45th Birthday, March 9, 1866, No. 63 East 21st Street, New York City.

[New York]: n.p., 1866. 5 pp. 8vo. Disbound, though stitching present. First edition. Very good, loose stitching, last leaf detached, with small tears along the bottom edge. Sabin 19638. Item #38719

The was the first of at least 22 annual birthday breakfasts run by de Peyster, this one featuring the 100 year old veteran of the Wellington and Napoleonic Wars. The life, death, and age of Captain Frederic Lahrbush has been a topic of speculation and controversy since his (disputed) death in 1877.

Price: $75.00

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