London: Printed for the Author, and sold by J. Millan, 1765.
First Edition. viii,236, pp. Half title. Ads in the rear. 1 vols. 8vo. Classic Account of the French and Indian War. Contemporary speckled calf boards, rebacked, edges and corners worn Howes R 419; Clark II:58; Graff 3555; Vail 563; Sabin 72725. Item #323647
First edition of this classic narrative of the French and Indian War. Rogers acted as a scout for the 1755 expedition against Crown Point, and in 1756 became 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, detailed in this book, made him the most romantic and famous figure of the war in America. The book has served as the basis for much romantic fiction, most notably Kenneth Roberts' NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Rogers went on to briefly lead British rangers at the outset of the Revolution, raising recruits to fight against the American rebels.
This copy with the very rare ad leaves in the rear. The first of the two ad leaves is a prospectus for a proposed second volume of Roger's Journal [never published] recounting his travels among the Cherokees and other Native American tribes in the south.
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