Place Published: London
Publisher: printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall,
Date Published: 1761
Edition: 2nd Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
2nd edition of the 1758 copy printed in 1761. 1, v (3 blank),[ 1]-496, 7 (contents), Rebacked with calf spine, bound in full leather. Very nice copy with Edmund Burkes preface to the series (preface out of sequence but complete). Some sporadic spotting and marginal tears not affecting text, other wise very good+.
Articles of note in this volume are troubles in North America, battle of Lowofitz, Oswego taken by the French, Calcutta taken by Nabos, Angria reduced by Admiral Watson, battle of Prague, Battle of Coliv, Battle of Hastenbeck, Battle of Norkitten, Battle of Lissa, cruelty of the French, exploits of Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive in India, revolution in Bengal, taking of Hoya, recovery of Emden, Dresden burned, Cherbourge taken, English defeated at Ticonderoga, siege and taking of Louisbourg. The French and Indian wars 1756-1763. Includes a nearly full page report of this infamous massacre, in part... A considerable fort, called Fort "William-Henry, had been built on the southern edge of the Lake George, in order to command that lake and to cover our frontiers. A garrison of 2500 men defended it. General Webb with about 4000 men was posted at no great distance. No sooner had the French learned that Lord Loudon with the body of the army was gone on the Louisbourg expedition, than they prepared to take advantage of his absence They drew together all the forces which they had at Crown Point, Ticonderoga, and the adjacent posts; they added a considerable body of Canadians, and a greater number of Indians than, they had ever yet employed, the whole made near 8000 men. With these and a very good artillery, Monsieur Montcalm prepared to besiege Fort William Henry. ... was in six days surrendered by the advice of General Webb....The garrison marched out with their arms, and engaged not to serve during eighteen months. The French savages paid no regard to the capitulation, but falling upon our men as they marched out, dragged away the little effects they had left, hauling the Indians and Blacks in our service out of their ranks, scalping some, carrying off others, and committing a thousand outrages and barbarities ...
The Annual Register first published in 1758. Sir Edmund Burke was an early editor and principal contributor, widely recognised as the most valuable record of historical and political events, the most accurate accounts you can find, living history written as it happened by people who were there. Each volume is presented in sections, History of Europe for the year, Monthly Chronicle, State Papers, Characters, Natural History, Useful Projects, Antiquities, Poetry and Review of books.
Very Good. Item #1682