An Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North-America for the Years 1757, 1758, 1759, and 1760: Containing the most Remarkable Occurrences of that Period; particularly the two Sieges of Quebec, the Orders of the Admirals and General Officers; Descriptions of the Countries where the Author has served, with their Forts and Garrisons; their Climates, Soil, Produce
London: Printed for the Author; and sold by W. Johnston, 1769. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches). ix, , 405, ; , 465, pp. Two engraved frontispiece portraits of Amherst and Wolfe, folding engraved map of British Dominions in America by Thomas Kitchin in vol. 1. Errata leaf in rear of each vol.
Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with original spines, spines with raised bands in six compartments, each panelled in gilt, morocco lettering piece in the second
Provenance: George Gun (signatures, armorial bookplate)
"One of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec" (TPL).
Knox arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his regiment in 1757 to take part in the anticipated expedition against Louisbourg, although the attack was postponed and the regiment did not see action in the siege. They did take part in the battle of the Plains of Abraham, served under James Murray at Québec in the winter of 1759-60, and participated in the capitulation of Montreal in 1760. Knox gives a first-hand account of the battles and supplements his narrative with printings of important official documents and orders from both the British and the French. The portraits represent generals Wolfe and Amherst, and the map, by Thomas Kitchin, shows the British dominions in North America according to the treaty of 1763.
Dionne II:751; Gagnon I:1880; Howes K222; JCB 1680; Lande 486; Reese & Osborn, Struggle For North America 77; Streeter Sale 1030; Sabin 38164; TPL 323; Vlach 417.