London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by J. Millan, 1765. viii,236,pp. Contemporary speckled calf boards, tastefully rebacked with hinges and spine ends reinforced. Edges and corners worn, light scuffing to boards. Light, even tanning and an occasional faint fox mark. About very good. Item #2251
"A classic account of the French and Indian War. Rogers acted as a scout for the 1755 expedition against Crown Point, and in 1756 became captain of an independent company of Rangers. He made scores of raids against the French in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, going as far west as the shores of Lake Huron. His exploits, detailed in this book, made him the most romantic and famous figure of the war in America. The book has served as the basis for much romantic fiction, most notably Kenneth Roberts' Northwest Passage. Rogers went on to briefly lead British rangers at the outset of the Revolution, raising recruits to fight against the American rebels" - Reese & Osborn.
"Published when Rogers was only 34 years old, this is one of the basic sources for the French and Indian War. It begins on September 24, 1755, with an account of a scouting expedition on Lake George and ends on February 14, 1761 when Rogers arrived in New York after having received the surrender of the French at Detroit late in 1760. In the meantime he had been with Amherst at Crown Point in 1757, with Abercrombie at Ticonderoga in 1758, and had been a participant in the campaign around Montreal in 1760. A second volume of the Journal was proposed, but never issued" - Streeter.
Reese & Osborn, Struggle for North America 66. Bell R296. Clark II:58. ESTC T117607. Graff 3555. Field 1315. Howes R419, "b." Lande 760. Sabin 72725. Streeter Sale 1029. Thomson 996. TPL 393. Vail 563.