Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Suite de la clef ou journal
Date Published: 1759
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Vol. 86, July to December 1759 (6 issues). Suite de la clef ou journal historique sur les matières du tems, contenant quelques nouvelles de littérature & autres remarques curieuses.
480 pp. Antiphonal vellum binding (bowed upper board) from the 14th/15th centuries, all edges stained red. A valuable literary and historical source on French society and politics during the reign of Louis XV with poems, letters, literature, marriages, and deaths.
Each issue has interesting news reports and commentary.
On the English side their participation in the Seven Years’ War with General James Wolfe mentioned several times along with Generals Amherst, Murray, Johnson, Gage, and Stanwix and Admirals Saunders, Holmes, and Durell (Ticonderoga, Montreal, Niagara, Lake George, Pittsburgh, Ohio, etc.). Reference is made to 24 vessels of war and other transport vehicles under Wolfe’s command on the St. Lawrence River in the siege of Quebec (p. 59). Governor General Marquis de Vaudreuil and Marquis de Montcalm are stationed battle-ready in Quebec “avec une nombreuse garnison, qui a reçu depuis peu un convoi de 14 bâtiments chargés de vivres & munitions” (p. 231). The French have 14,000 troops in two camps against 8,000 English soldiers who will decide the fate of Quebec city (p. 384). The report of the Battle on the Plains of Abraham in muted in tone, noting only that part of the French army arrived too late to participate in the battle and that the English forces were superior to their French opponents.
On the French side their military’s participation in the Seven Years’ War on the continent and in North America and the Caribbean (see pp. 58-9, 146-52, 228-34, 296-300, 383-4, 466-7).
Book on consignment with LDRB.