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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    ROGERS, Robert, Maj. A Concise Account of North America: containing a Description of the several British Colonies on that Continent, including the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, &c.... also of the interior or Westerly Parts... London: J. Millan, 1765.

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    ROGERS, Robert, Maj. A Concise Account of North America: containing a Description of the several British Colonies on that Continent, including the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, &c.... also of the interior or Westerly Parts... London: J. Millan, 1765.

    8o (201 x 174 mm). Modern quarter mottled calf, marbled boards.

    FIRST EDITION of Rogers's famous account of the territory which had recently been acquired by the British Empire, and "one of the most accurate contemporary accounts of the interior of North America as it was when England took it from France" (Streeter). The companion to the journals of the famous ranger of the French and Indian War. "Based largely on personal knowledge, this was the first geographical account of the American interior after England had wrested it from France, and, aside from those by Pittman and Hutchins, the most accurate of the period" (Howes). Major Rogers was sent to receive the capitulation of Western French posts in 1760; en route he met Pontiac, the Ottowa chief, and received his submission to English supremacy. Rogers was also present at the siege of Detroit by Pontiac 1763. Buck 3; Clark Old South I:301; Field 1316; Greenly Michigan 17; Howes R-418; Lande 761; Sabin 72723; Streeter sale II:1028; Vail Frontier 562.


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