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[Bradstreet, John]:

AN IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF LIEUT. COL. BRADSTREET'S EXPEDITION TO FORTFRONTENAC. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A FEW REFLECTIONS ON THE CONDUCT OF THATENTERPRIZE, AND THE ADVANTAGES RESULTING FROM ITS SUCCESS. By a Volunteeron the Expedition.

      London: Printed for T. Wilcox [et al], 1759. [4],60pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco spine label. Near fine. A scarce and important account of the French and Indian War, probably written by Bradstreet himself, a rising officer in the British Army. This work gives a detailed account of Bradstreet's most famous exploit, an audacious and skillfully coordinated expedition in the summer of 1758 through the New York wilderness and across Lake Ontario to destroy the French Fort Frontenac, a major turning point in the French and Indian War. The text also makes a strong argument that the time was ripe for seizing control of the Lakes from France, and that British forces needed to take a more offensive posture, the implication being that British commander James Abercromby should be replaced. "One of the best contemporary accounts of the war, possibly written by Bradstreet himself" - Howes. A copy of this sold at Christie's in June of 2011 for $12,500. HOWES B711, "b." SABIN 7301. STREETER SALE 1023. SIEBERT SALE 166. TPL 6461. JCB (1)III:1203.

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