Published by London, 1913
vii,578pp. plus frontispiece and advertisements. Thick octavo. Original printed wrappers. Slight chipping and cracking to spine, dust soiling to wraps. Internally clean. Very good. Fine sale catalogue of Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, with many works of Latin Americana, Arctic, and western interest. A great reference for the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, as well.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53301
Published by Cleveland, 1904
72pp. Facsimile titlepage. Pictorial cloth, gilt extra. Slight edge wear, else a near fine, partially unopened copy. Reprinted from the original 1748 edition in an edition of 267 copies, of which 250 were offered for sale; this is copy number 16. How was a Vermonter captured by Indians in the French war and imprisoned in Quebec, where he died. Rev. John Norton and Capt. William Pote are mentioned since they were fellow prisoners. HOWES H698. AYER 137. FIELD 725 (ref). SABIN 33220 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM1275
Published by William Reese Company, New Haven, 2018
170pp. Illustrated. Cloth, stamped in gilt. New. The third in a series of bibliographical works focusing on the founding of the United States. The present work highlights one hundred works on the period leading up to the American Revolution, from 1741 to 1763. It covers the French and Indian War and the westward expansion of the British colonies. The one hundred entries were selected on the basis of their historical importance, their impact at the time of publication, their representative nature in the spectrum of material on the subject, and their interest to collectors. Each entry provides commentary on the main entry and discusses related books and materials. Items include treaties, political pamphlets, official acts and laws, prints, personal narratives, Indian captivity narratives, the first histories of several states, and a number of other "firsts" for colonial America. The work draws on some forty-five years' experience in the antiquarian book trade. Hopefully it will prove a useful guide to collectors, booksellers, and institutions with collections in the area of the French and Indian War and colonial America.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54440
Published by [London, 1755
pp., extracted from an unkown source. Folio. Spine edge chipped, old fold lines. Good. Parliament's response to King George's speech in November of 1755, on the eve of the French and Indian War. Parliament affirms their unwavering support of the Crown in going to war with France in North America. Followed by George II's brief response of thanks.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40158
Published by [London, 1755
pp., extracted from an unknown source. Folio. Slight tanning at spine edge, old fold lines. Very good. Speech of King George II to Parliament on the eve of the French and Indian War. The speech outlines the steps that have already been taken and the steps that will need to be taken in order to go to war with France in North America.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40157
Published by A. Millar, London, 1760
,56pp. Dbd. Very good. Lacks half title. Second printing of the first edition. The ascription of authorship to John Douglas is suggested by Halkett & Laing; William Pulteney has also been a candidate. An appeal to William Pitt and the Duke of Newcastle that the process of making peace with France must include France's relinquishing all of Canada, Guadeloupe, and Senegal. This work is important for having elicited Franklin's noteworthy THE INTEREST OF GREAT BRITAIN CONSIDERED WITH REGARD TO HER COLONIES. This second printing includes an erratum on the final page, below "FINIS." HOWES L276. SABIN 20684 (second ed.). TPL 314 (first issue).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35262
Published by R. and J. Dodsley, London, 1760
64pp. Half title. Dbd. Very good. Second edition, issued the same year as the first but with different pagination. "It relates chiefly to affairs in America, and the aggressions of the French. The 'Two Great Men' were William Pitt and the Duke of Newcastle." - Sabin. Authorship of this work has been attributed to both Charles Townshend and William Burke. GOLDSMITHS 9634. HOWES T321. SABIN 69470.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35264
Published by John S. Gable, Philadelphia, 1845
624pp., plus two large folding plates. Contemporary calf, black gilt morocco labels. Spine and edges rubbed. Later bookplate on front flyleaf. Very light scattered foxing. Very good. First edition. An exploration of the conflicts which the armed forces engaged in, from the French & Indian War to the Second Seminole War, and including a treatise on the art of war. Includes two large and striking plates portraying the murder of Jane McCrea and Peter Francisco's fight with Tarleton's men - these are usually lacking. SABIN 52241. SERVIES 3063.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50054
Published by Printed & Sold by John Draper, Richard Draper, Green & Russell, Edes&Gill, and Thomas & John Fleet, Boston, 1762
pp. Stitched. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. An early almanac by one of the most prolific almanac makers in colonial America. Ames' run of almanacs predated Benjamin Franklin's POOR RICHARD'S by eight years. Ames had a long and notable career, producing popular and highly-regarded almanacs for more than fifty years. Includes "A Brief Chronology of Remarkable Events, relating chiefly to the [French and Indian War]", including Braddock's defeat. Additionally, Ames speculates about the future of the British colonies and the population growth and prosperity that will result from a British cession of Canada. EVANS 9053. CLARK I:191. DRAKE 3135. ESTC W29741.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13071
Published by A. Millar, London, 1760
56pp. Half title. Later paper wrappers. Very good. The ascription of authorship to John Douglas is suggested by Halkett & Laing; William Pulteney has also been a candidate. An appeal to William Pitt and the Duke of Newcastle that the process of making peace with France must include France's relinquishing all of Canada, Guadeloupe, and Senegal. The issue is important for having elicited Franklin's noteworthy THE INTEREST OF GREAT BRITAIN CONSIDERED WITH REGARD TO HER COLONIES. TPL 315. JCB (1)III:1264.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM221
Published by Will H. Lowdermilk, Cumberland, Md., 1878
59pp. Original printed wrappers bound into three- quarter red morocco and cloth, spine gilt, raised bands, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Minor insect damage to front cover, light foxing, modern bookplate to rear pastedown. Very good. General Edward Braddock was a British officer and head of British forces in North America during the start of the French and Indian War. He was killed in the field during a skirmish with French and Indian forces in the Ohio Country in 1755. The present work transcribes his orderly books from the last few months of his command.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48888
Published by Printed and sold by D. Fowle, Portsmouth, 1762
pp. 20th-century red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Minor soiling and wear. Very good plus. A Portsmouth printing of this early almanac by one of the most prolific almanac makers in colonial America. Ames' run of almanacs predated Benjamin Franklin's POOR RICHARD'S by eight years. Ames had a long and notable career, producing popular and highly-regarded almanacs for more than fifty years. Includes "A Brief Chronology of Remarkable Events, relating chiefly to the [French and Indian War]", including Braddock's defeat. Additionally, Ames speculates about the future of the British colonies and the population growth and prosperity that will result from a British cession of Canada. EVANS 9055. DRAKE 4620. WHITTEMORE 57.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13071B
Published by London, 1756
,111pp. Half title. Modern cloth, leather label. Some faint traces of foxing, else a fine, crisp copy, untrimmed. From a series of letters written by Shebbeare relatively early in his career as a political writer, comprising a strong attack on the British Ministry and their conduct of the French and Indian War, highly critical of their allowing French encroachments. With considerable discussion of affairs in America. KRESS 4066. DNB XVIII, pp.1-4. HOWES S368. SABIN 80554. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 32.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6328
Published by Printed for A. Millar, R. Griffiths, D. Wilson, and G. Keith, London, 1762
xvi,224,31,,39-160pp. (complete). Modern paper boards and spine, printed label. A fine copy. The second edition, second issue, of Smith's DISCOURSES. First published in London in 1759, this enlarged edition including essays on the French and Indian War (especially Braddock's defeat), certain educational institutions of New York and Pennsylvania, and various religious pieces including discussions of missionary work among the Indians. The author was an Anglican clergyman, teacher, and first provost of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of Philadelphia., the precursor to the University of Pennsylvania. HOWES S688. SABIN 84600. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 48 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36225
Published by Paris, 1776
xv,,782pp. Thick 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Boards somewhat acid bitten, backstrip flaked, spine extremities chipped, corners worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Moderately tanned, otherwise clean. Good. Chronicles the major events in the history and conquest of the New World from Columbus' discovery, through part of 1775. The last 150pp. are devoted to the French and Indian War and the period before the Revolution. The first and only edition listed by Sabin and the NUC. SABIN 33039. HOWES H648.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51641
Published by Boston, 1762
33pp. Half title. Dbd. Some foxing on half title, otherwise near fine. A Boston pastor's prayer of thanks for the British capture of Havana from Spain. This later episode in the French and Indian War damaged the Spanish navy considerably and ultimately resulted in the British possession of Florida. SABIN 79430. EVANS 9269.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35182
Published by Mt. Sterling, Ky, 1891
32pp. Original printed wrappers bound into modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Minor edge wear. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Some wear and staining to wrappers, two soft vertical creases. Good. A scarce biographical account and family history involving residents of the Ohio River Valley from the French and Indian War to Peters' own time. Peters was a noted Kentucky judge who was descended from Capt. Jack Ashby, a contemporary and correspondent of George Washington. Ashby was with the Braddock expedition, and there is a long account of that disaster, as well as service in the Revolution. After that there is material on Indian Wars in the early Ohio Valley. Scarce, with only thirteen copies in OCLC. BRADFORD 4384.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49809
Published by Kittery, Me, 1757
Broadside, 12 x 7 1/2 inches. Old folds, mild toning. Very good. In frame. Appears to be docketed on verso, but not examined outside frame. A manuscript roll-call for a company of Maine military personnel organized to participate in the French and Indian War. The document lists over seventy names of regulars in two columns, plus an additional dozen names under "The Alarm List," essentially a reserve list of soldiers appointed to defend the homefront. Below the Alarm List is the following text: "The above is a True & Perfect list of all the soldiers in the Train'd band & Alarm List from sixteen years old to sixty as far as has come to my knowledge. Attest, Daniel Emery jun. Clerk und. Oath." The Emery family supplied seven members of this list of officers and soldiers, with others, such as the Furbush, Ferguson, and Wamouth families, also providing more than one man for the army. Several names are crossed out, about half of which belong to a family supplying more than one member to the list. Most of the men on the Alarm List are also identified by profession, such as deacon, miller, or sailor, among others. Such lists of colonial American military personnel for the French and Indian War are exceedingly rare in the market. An important colonial Maine and military document.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51214
Published by Hugh Gaine, New York, 1774
Two volumes. iv,420; ,421-835,pp. Large folio. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Old ink library stamps on titlepages and on first text leaf of first volume, early ownership inscriptions, occasional minor foxing. Very good. In buckram clamshell cases. A scarce collection of early New York colonial laws printed in the early Revolutionary period. Includes the expected legal framework inherent in an American colony, with a number of laws relating to slavery. This important collection is the first printing of New York laws in the era of Revolutionary ferment, from 1763 to 1773. EVANS 13467. TOWER 627. BENEDICT 384. HAASE 923. FORD, p.137. SABIN 53733. ESTC W6510.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50213
Published by Printed for S. Bladon, London, 1756
68pp. Dbd. Very good. "Remonstrance, addressed to London merchants, against imprisoning of British traders on the Ohio" - Howes. We believe this to be the first edition, first issue, differentiated by having the price, "one-shilling," printed on the bottom of the titlepage. The second issue is from the same setting of type, but with "Second edition" on the titlepage. Bladon also published a forty-two-page edition, priced six-pence. Such compact, cheaper editions are almost invariably later ones. HOWES C668, "aa." SABIN 15207. KRESS 5501. THOMSON 265.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35228
Published by Printed by Jonas Green., Annapolis, 1755
8pp. Folio. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Some staining and slight chipping at top edge. Deaccessioned duplicate of Maryland Historical Society, with their stamp. Overall a good copy. Important acts, with the handsome woodcut arms of the Province of Maryland on the titlepage. Of great interest are the laws relating to the French and Indian War: "An Act to Prevent the People of this Province from Supplying the French, or Their Indian Allies, with Ammunition, Warlike Stores, or Provisions, of Any Kind" and "An Act for Regulating the Rates of Carriage, and Quartering Soldiers in Public Houses, Within this Province, for His Majesty's Service." Also includes acts on currency, courts, and tobacco. Wroth locates nine copies, including this one, noted as a duplicate holding of the Maryland Historical Society. WROTH, MARYLAND 180. EVANS 7458. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 33 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9302
Published by Printed by Jonas Green., Annapolis, 1757
13pp. Folio. Original plain wrappers. Wrappers chipped. Some closed tears at edges of leaves, last leaf stained. Else good. In a folding cloth case, leather label. Important acts relating to the French and Indian War, particularly "An Act for his Majesty's Service, and the more immediate Defense and Protection of the Frontier Inhabitants of this Province." This calls for the raising of 500 men, to be organized into companies to protect the frontier, and for the manner of their deployment and use. Also included is "An Act for the relief of sundry Inhabitants of this Province, who have had their Servants Enlisted into his Majesty's Service," and "An Act to prevent the Exportation or Carrying out of this Province, Ammunition, Warlike Stores, or Provisions of any Kind, toward supplying the French or their Allies." A number of other acts are included as well. Wroth locates seven copies. WROTH, MARYLAND 197. EVANS 7935. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 33 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9300
Published by Green & Russell, Boston, 1763
,52pp. 19th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Some edge wear, titlepage mounted, last two leaves remargined, some tanning, foxing, and spotting. Good. A rare collection of temporary acts passed by the colonial assembly in Massachusetts. These acts were omitted from the temporary laws printed by Green and Russell in 1763 (Evans 9430). The laws are from sessions held between 1736 and 1763, and concern some of the same local issues addressed in the larger publications: roads and bridges, fish and game (alewives and deer), excise taxes on spirits, an act providing for armed vessels to guard the coastline, and several acts relating to the poor. Rare, with only nine copies in OCLC. EVANS 9432. CUSHING 698. OCLC 19448858. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 33 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50178
Published by Jonas Green, Annapolis, 1757
,13pp. Contemporary plain front wrapper, rear wrapper renewed. Small ink library stamp on verso of titlepage, tape repairs to edges of each leaf, mostly small and inconsequential, minor foxing. Very good. In a black cloth slipcase. A rare Annapolis imprint comprising the session laws for Maryland in early 1757. In the midst of the French and Indian War, naturally there is significant content related to the war. Namely, there are three acts: "An Act for his Majesty's Service, and the more immediate Defence and Protection of the Frontier Inhabitants of this Province" (encompassing the first four-and-a-half pages), "An Act for the Relief of sundry Inhabitants of this Province, who have had their Servants Enlisted into his Majesty's Servants," and "An Act to prevent the Exportation or Carrying out of this Province, Ammunition, Warlike Stores, or Provisions of any Kind, towards supplying the French or their Allies." The first of these acts calls for the raising of 500 men, to be organized into companies to protect the frontier, and for the manner of their deployment and use. Most of the others laws are continuing acts relating to slaves, "languishing Prisoners," debtors, and other issues. Rare, with ESTC recording only three copies in two institutions (AAS has two). EVANS 7935. WROTH 197. ESTC W7081.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9300A
Published by Printed for M. Collyer, London, 1756
, 61pp. 20th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Bookplate on rear pastedown. Contemporary ink notation on titlepage, a handful of pages with ink bracketing in the outer margin, last two leaves with expert repairs. A handsome copy in very good condition. A rare Americana item concerning the outbreak of the French and Indian War. Authorship is ascribed to John Shebbeare (1709-88), a Tory satirist whose writings were thought well of by the likes of Horace Walpole and James Boswell. The letter referred to in the title is "Lettre de M. Robert Napier, écrite à M. Braddock par ordre de M. le duc de Cumberland." It was published in Jacob Nicolas Moreau's famous 1756 collection of documents concerning the French position on the early skirmishes of the French and Indian War entitled, "Mémoire contenant le précis des faits, avec leurs piéces justificatives, pour servir de réponse aux Observations envoyées par les Ministres d'Angleterre dans les Cours de l'Europe." "Relates to the Ohio expedition" - Sabin. "The letter concerning General Braddock's expedition to Crown Point and falsely ascribed to the Duke of Cumberland" - ESTC. SABIN 68283. HOWES R101, "aa." ESTC T95589.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48681
Published by [N.p.], 1755
174pp. Original marbled wrappers. Spine chipped, free endpapers excised. Some slight edge wear on final leaves. Overall quite fresh and very good, untrimmed. A collection of letters describing commerce and other issues concerning French and British relations in America. Much of the content relates to the French and Indian War. A scarce and little-known work. There was also a Paris edition of ninety pages in quarto format. Sabin attributes the work to Moreau. SABIN 50563.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27300
Published by chez Esnauts et Rapilly, Paris, 1780
Engraving, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Light soiling. Very good. A rare French portrait of Maj. Robert Rogers, showing him in his military uniform with musket. This portrait is copied from the best known image of Rogers, produced in London in 1776. That image shows him from the knees up and looking to his right, a powder horn at his waist, and with three Indians in the background. In this French version he is looking to his left and is pictured from the waist up, and the Indians have been removed from the background. Rogers acted as a scout for the 1755 expedition against Crown Point, and in 1756 he became the captain of an independent company of Rangers. He made scores of raids against the French in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, going as far west as the shores of Lake Huron. His exploits made him the most romantic and famous figure of the war in America. He published A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF NORTH AMERICA and the JOURNALS OF MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS in 1765, which brought him further fame and recognition. We can find no listings of this French portrait in OCLC, though there are copies in the Anne S.K. Brown military collection at Brown University and the National Army Museum in London. Those copies do not have the engraved number "126" within the plate mark, however, as does our copy.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46804
Published by New York, 1762
,268pp. Folio. 20th-century buckram. Small ink library stamps and contemporary ink ownership signature on titlepage, some toning and minor foxing. Good. A wonderful set of early New York colonial laws. It was issued as a second volume of the 1752 LAWS, although ten years later, and like that volume was prepared by William Smith (author of the HISTORY OF NEW YORK) and William Livingston, both prominent New York attorneys. Its contents include the difficult years of the French and Indian War, with numerous acts relating to raising money and troops, preventing stores from falling into French hands, and much more. EVANS 9213. SABIN 53732. TOWER 625. BRINLEY 2733. BENEDICT 345. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 33 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49282
Published by Printed for Robert Sayer, [London, 1768
Two maps printed on one sheet, 17 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. Removed from early linen backing and expertly conserved. Very good. A scarce and important colonial American map, showing British fortifications and the location of native tribes in the Ohio country in the 1760s, and a significant example of the mapping of the colonial American frontier. Drawn by an American-born engineer in the British service, it is one of the first maps of the region made from personal observations, and is generally considered the most detailed depiction of the Ohio Valley up to that time. "One of the most attractive maps on a small scale that was engraved in the eighteenth century. Moreover, it is a compilation of geographical information that is far above the average of the day, embodying as it does the information furnished by an engineer in the field and one who was in a position to draw his map with authority and conviction" - Brown. Bouquet's expedition to relieve Fort Pitt (present-day Pittsburgh) showed British strength in the Ohio country in the wake of the French and Indian War, and brought an end to Pontiac's War in 1764. The Indians were soundly defeated at the battle of Bushy-Run and treated for peace, releasing captives taken in the previous years. During these conflicts, Bouquet employed controversial, early biological warfare against the Native Americans, distributing smallpox-infected blankets to the Ohio-area Indians which resulted in the deaths of up to a half- million Native Americans in the years after Pontiac's War. The larger (and upper) of the two maps shows Native American settlements, forts, rivers, dams, and tributaries in the Ohio Valley. The map is bounded by Fort Miami in the west, Fort Presque Isle to the north, Forts Loudon and Lyttleton in the east, and the Canhawa River in the south, near the juncture of the Sioto and Ohio rivers. The smaller map actually traces Colonel Bouquet's route through the region, from Fort Pitt to the 16th encampment near Bullets Town at White Woman's Creek and the forks of the Muskingum River. This map was published in both the second edition of William Smith's AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION AGAINST THE OHIO INDIANS, IN THE YEAR MDCCLXIV. (London, 1766) and Thomas Jefferys' A GENERAL TOPOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES (London, 1768). The map was slightly retitled and re-engraved by Jefferys between the first American and first British editions of Smith's work; it is very likely the re- engraved plate was then also used to print the same map in Jefferys' atlas two years later. Thomas Hutchins was a seminal figure in the surveying and mapping of the British North American frontier. He began his career as a topographical engineer for the British Army during the French and Indian War. From 1758 to 1777 he served in the newly acquired Ohio Valley, making at least five trips to the Ohio country in the 1760s alone, and designing the fortifications at Fort Pitt in 1763. In the following year he accompanied Bouquet on his expedition against the western Indians, and actually fought Native Americans alongside Bouquet's forces. The firsthand knowledge of the region made him an ideal candidate for creating topographical representations of the Ohio Valley where he and Bouquet's army had served. "Certainly no man knew that region along the Muskingum or, in fact, the Ohio Country, better than did Hutchins" - Smith. A most rare and interesting map, and an important part of any collection on the Ohio country. Rare Book Hub lists just one record for this map, from a Goodspeed's catalogue in 1941. This is the first copy of the map ever offered by this firm. BROWN, EARLY MAPS OF THE OHIO VALLEY 45. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.626. PHILLIPS ATLASES 1196.52 (Jefferys GENERAL TOPOGRAPHY). SMITH, MAPPING OF OHIO, pp.21, 59-60, and passim.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55759
Published by Paris, 1758
Engraved title, xii,171pp. including nine engraved views in the text, plus thirteen engraved maps and plans (eight folding). Quarto. Contemporary French calf, ruled in gilt, spine gilt, leather label. Calf scuffed and edgeworn, a few chips along spine. Leaf L3 with a small hole, affecting a few letters of text, else very clean and fresh internally. Very good. This French publication, compiled by the distinguished cartographer, Bellin, describes the British possessions in the Caribbean. The text covers the islands of Jamaica (with maps of the island, Port Royal, and Kingston and Port Antonio), Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, the Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua, the Lucayes (Bahamas), and Bermuda, with a map of each. There are also nine views in the text, mainly showing profiles of approaches to the islands, for the use of sailors. The text comprises sailing directions for the islands and the qualities of various bays, points, and towns. Issued during the French and Indian War, the volume contains an unusual French map of Bermuda, and interesting coverage of other British islands. A scarce work. SABIN 4553. PHILLIPS ATLASES 3940. JCB (1)3:1174. BELL B122. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 215.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39502