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Parkman Francis
HISTORY OF THE CONSPIRACY OF PONTIAC, and the War of the North American Tribes Against the English Colonies After the Conquest of Canada.
Boston Charles C. Little and James Brown 1851. First Edition. Illustrated with four engraved maps, two of which are multi-page and folding. 8vo, publisherÂ’s original turquois cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and blocked in blind on the covers and spine panel. xxiv, 630 including an index pp. An as fine copy, very well preserved with light evidence of age to the tips, the textblock clean and tight and in very good order, the hinges sound and strong, original endleaves also well preserved. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK AND PARKMANÂ’S CLASSIC WORK ON THE SUBJECT. The work is founded on original documents, and the statements of secondary writers accepted only when found to conform to the evidence of contemporaries whose writings were sifted and collated with great care. Collecting the documents was a troublesome task as they consisted of letters, journals, reports and despatches, scattered among numerous public offices and private families in both Europe and America. When brought together, they amounted to about three thousand four hundred manuscript pages. Contemporary newspapers, magazines and pamphlets were also used and as was his manner, Parkman also made a search of every book and entity that could throw light on the subject He also visited the sites of all the principal events. This is an important work. In Parkman's own words: "the conquest of Canada was an event of momentous consequence in American history. It changed the political aspect of the continent, prepared a way for the independence of the British colonies, rescued the vast tracts of the interior from … [Click Below for Full Description]
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