An Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North-America, for The Years 1757, 1758, 1759, and 1760: Containing The Most Remarkable Occurrences of that Period; Particularly the Two Sieges of Quebec, &c. &c. The Orders of the Admirals and General Officers; Descriptions of the Countries where the Author has served, with their Forts and Garrisons; their Climates, Soil, produces; and A Regular Diary of the Weather. As Also Several Manifesto s, a Mandate of the late Bishop of Canada; The French Orders and Disposition for the Defence of the Colony, &c. &c. &c. John Captain KNOX, d. 1778.

An Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North-America, for The Years 1757, 1758, 1759, and 1760: Containing The Most Remarkable Occurrences of that Period; Particularly the Two Sieges of Quebec, &c. &c. The Orders of the Admirals and General Officers; Descriptions of the Countries where the Author has served, with their Forts and Garrisons; their Climates, Soil, produces; and A Regular Diary of the Weather. As Also Several Manifesto s, a Mandate of the late Bishop of Canada; The French Orders and Disposition for the Defence of the Colony, &c. &c. &c.

London. Printed for the Author, and Sold by W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street; and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1769. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to., The First Edition, in Two Volumes, ix, (1) (6), 405, (1), errata & 465,[1]pp., 2 engraved frontis portraits (Amherst & Wolfe), large engraved folding map, engraved vignette headpiece on dedication page, tables throughout text, list of subscribers with their locations, in contemporary tree calf boards, (expertly restored), re-backed in tan brown calf, gilt ruled raised bands, double green and red crushed morocco labels, gilt titles, engraved donation library armorial bookplates, new free flies in both volumes, small donation date stamp dated 1883 on the verso of both title pages, small ink spot of the corner of frontis in volume one, p323 of vol. II erroneously numbered 223., text is clean and sound, an attractive antique copy in very good to fine condition. (cgc) Notable with engraved portraits of Amherst and Wolfe and with folding map by Thomas Kitchin, indicating the British lands in North America following the treaty of 1763. T.P.L. 323. Lande 486. JCB J 680. Gagnon 1-51880. Streeter . Vlach 417. Howes K-222. Sabin 38164. DCB- IV, 415-16. "His journal is one of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the siege of Louisburg and Quebec; " Lande 486," Sabin 38164." "A very valuable collection of materials towards a history of our late war, and conquests in America, as well as for a description and natural history of the country, in which this attentive and industrious author personally served; and the best original authority for the death of Wolfe and the conquest of Canada". The author gives a first-hand account of the battles, and the work is supplemented by copies of both British and French documents. Item #40256

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