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The History Of The Late War In North-America

First Edition



First edition of The History of the Late War in North-America by Thomas Mante, published in 1772, complete with all eighteen fold-out maps. The most celebrated contemporary account of the French and Indian War in North America.

Quarto, [4], viii, 542pp, [errata]. Period brown calf, title in gilt over red morocco spine label, six raised bands. Both boards rehinged, leather repair to head and tail of spine, solid text block. Bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Handful of leaves with light foxing, some transference from the maps. Faint dampstain to lower edge of five leaves, no impact to maps. Complete with all 18 engraved maps and plans, occasional offsetting, five maps with archival tape repair at gutter margin.

Includes the following maps: 1. Fort Beau Sejour. 2. Lake Ontario to the Mouth of the River St. Lawrence. 3. Lake George, Crown Point to Fort Edward. 4. Plan of Fort Edward. 5. Communication between Albany and Oswego. 6. Attack on Louisbourg. 7. Attack of Ticonderoga. 8. Plan of Fort Pitt. 9. Guadeloupe. 10. Attack on Quebec. 11. Sketch of the Cherokee Country. 12. River St. Lawrence from Lake Ontario to the Island of Montreal. 13. Attack upon Fort Levi. 14. River St. Lawrence from Montreal to the Island of St. Barnaby. 15. Coast of Martinico. 16. Attack of the Havanna. 17. Plan of the Retaking Newfoundland. 18. Island of St. Lucia. (Sabin 44396) (Howes M267) (Church 1092) A monumental work on early North American history.

Although Thomas Mante (1733-1802) did not join the “frontier war” between the American colonists, Canadian French and Native Americans until 1764, the last year of hostilities, he made good use of his time and developed one of the most comprehensive contemporary histories of the conflict available. He describes in great detail the frontier campaigns of George Washington, General Braddock, General Abercrombie and Colonel Bradstreet. He also writes about Pontiac’s War in great detail. (Field 1003)

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Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand


First Edition

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