Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1847. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth with a gilt illustration on the front board; illustrated with seven hand-colored illustrations. Occasional smudges and spots; very good. Francis Marion’s career lays claim to the inception of guerilla warfare, at least in what is now the United States. Clearly, he was the inspiration for Mel Gibson’s character in the highly fictional movie,”The Patriot,” as well as the basis for the earlier tv series, “The Swamp Fox.” The latter starred Leslie Nielsen, who eventually found his true calling as a comic actor.