Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for J. Johnson, opposite the Monument; and J. Curtis, in Fleet-Street, M. DCC. LXIII.
Date Published: 1763
First edition. 5-3/4 x 3-1/4 inches, 153-388pp., plates : ports. ; A most uncommon and intriguing volume with a handful of fine engravings (2 foldout and 4 portraits). Handsome modern leather binding, ("Sieges & Battles" on spine). Unfortunately the volume begins on p.153, in the midst of Chapter III. Ends on p.388 as it should. Title page with border tears and and frontise folding plate with tears. Agetoned paper, good condition overall.
A foldout engraving frontise of a maritime battle - between Admiral Hawke & Mons. Conflans off Belle-Isle. Battle of Minden fold out map. Very nice portrait engraving of General James Wolfe published just 4 years after he died at the Battle of Quebec in 1759. Other portraits of Monckton, Amherst and Granby portrait engravings.
Contents include affairs of Europe as well as many accounts of historic battles in America. Reports on the ongoing French & Indian War - Crown Point, Indian warfare, Pittsburgh, Ticonderoga, Oswego, &c. Affairs in Asia as well
As the primary object of the war was America, Mr. Pitt lost no time in exerting his vigilance, and making early preparations for effectually crushing the enemy’s power in that part of the world.