Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 150

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR.) Knox, John. An Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North-America. Folding map (4-inch repaired tear), 2 frontispiece portraits. ix, [7], 405, [2]; [2], 465, [2] pages. 2 volumes. 4to, contemporary calf, minor wear, tastefully rebacked with portion of original backstrip laid down; minor foxing; collector's bookplates on front pastedowns. With errata leaves. London, 1769

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first edition. A journal kept by an Irish captain in the English army. Of natural history as well as military interest. Includes a 57-word Algonquin dictionary. "Few books, perhaps, have been more often quoted by historians and more seldom seen by readers than Knox's Historical Journal"--Egerton, English Historical Journal 117, page 151. "One of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the sieges of Louisburg and Quebec"--TPL 323. "Reliable, full and interesting"--Howes K222 ("b"). Lande 486; Sabin 38164.