The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B. Edited by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper. Second Edition, considerably Enlarged. F. B. TUPPER.
The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B. Edited by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper. Second Edition, considerably Enlarged.
The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B. Edited by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper. Second Edition, considerably Enlarged.

The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B. Edited by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper. Second Edition, considerably Enlarged.

London. Simpkin, Marshall and Co. Printed by S. Barbet, Guernsey. 1847. Hardcover. 12mo, 18.8cm, the second edition, xii,492p., appendices, in contemporary half brown crushed morocco, blind ruled raised bands, black leather label gilt, two crest emblems in the top and bottom panels, marbled endpapers and boards, oval gilt armorial crest on the upper cover, top edge gilt, binrders stamp on the front free fly mainly faded or worn away, some slight wear on the board edges, expertly restored, very good to fine sound condition in attractive contemporary binding. (cgc) Author's Presentation Copy, Major General Knollys [Lt-Gen. William Thomas Knollys], Lt. Governor of Guernsey, With the kind regards of an old schoolfellow, the Author. Guernsey, Jan'y 1855. With a correction in pencil by the author. The gilt armorial crest motto: Forte Scutum Sallis Ducum. Likely Knollys coat or arms. TPL 924. Not in Lande. Sabin 8152. Gagnon I-3589. A valuable source for the beginnings of the War of 1812. In 1812, Major-General Brock was president and administrator of Upper Canada. In the early months of the war, he was the heart and soul of the defence of Upper Canada. With brilliant audacity, he captured Detroit on August 15; and on October 13 his troops defeated the American invaders at Queenston Heights on the Niagara frontier. During this engagement he was mortally wounded, and died the same day. (Wallace). Brock's Detroit force was only 1450 men, including 600 Natives lead by Tecumseh. Item #40186

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