First Edition in French of Smith's An historical account of the expedition against the Ohio Indians, which was originally published in Philadelphia by William Bradford in 1765.
The introduction described Bouquet's successful expedition of 1763, to relieve Fort Pitt from the siege of the Shawnees, Delaware, and other Indian tribes. Because of lack of men, he was unable to follow up his victory at Bushy Run, and depredations by the Indians continued. He was dispatched by General Gage in 1764, to force them to make treaties of peace, and to release their prisoners, in both of which aims he was successful" (Sabin). This edition contains the first appearance in print of a biography of Colonel Bouquet, which 'adds some very desirable information to our previous knowledge of the skillful officer and wise negotiator' - Field (1443)
8vo. Expertly bound to style in ¼ gilt calf over blue paper boards, cornered with vellum. 4 engraved folding maps after Hutchins. 2 engraved plates of scenes of Bouquet with Indians, after Benjamin West. [i.e., complete.] Overall a very handsome copy. Minor to moderate water stain to the gutter and top margin of the last 10 or so leaves.
Echeverria & Wilkie 769/18; Howes S-693; Sabin 8464.