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The History of an Expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755; under Major-General Edward Braddock

Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1855. 8vo. 423, [1]pp. 11 maps and plates.

Publisher's blindstamped brown cloth

First edition of an important history of the French and Indian War.

"To a remarkable degree, the story of the French and Indian War dropped off the radar of American historians after the American Revolution. ... It was only in the 1850s, as a number of editors, historical societies, and book clubs began to publish original narratives, that some attention began to be paid to the events of 1755-63. Sargent's volume begins with a lengthy introduction by himself, but the heart of the work is the journal of Lieutenant Robert Orme. Although a junior officer, Orme was a favorite of General Braddock and acted as his aide. He thus witnessed many events firsthand" (Reese).

"Best account of the Braddock disaster" (Howes).

Howes S112; Clark 306; Reese, Struggle for North America 98.

Item #36267

Price: $825.00

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