Journals... Containing An Account of the several Excursions he made under the Generals who commanded upon the Continent of North America, during the late War
London: Printed for the Author, and sold by J. Millan, 1765. 8vo (206 x 125 mm). viii, 236 pages, [4, advertisement and list of books]. Contemporary English speckled calf, red morocco lettering-piece on spine, spine compartments gilt-ruled. Provenance: unidentified early inkstamp and armorial bookplate; Everett D. Graff (1885-1964), Chicago Western Americana collector (bookplate, sold at auction May 1966). A fine copy in original condition. Item #409946
First edition. A cornerstone account of the French and Indian War. Rogers gained fame as the commander of "Roger's Rangers," and his account is enhanced by his in-depth knowledge of the western country. The journal opens on24 September 1755 with an account of a scouting expedition on Lake George and concludes 14 February 1761 when the French surrendered to Rogers at Detroit. Field 1315; Graff 3555; Howes R-419; Sabin 72725; Streeter sale II:1029; Vail Frontier 563. A fine copy with a distinguished provenance.