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FRASER, WILLIAM DOUGLAS. - Nor'east for Louisburg.

Toronto, Amethyst. 1978. (ISBN: 0920474012) Soft Cover. 221 pp + section of b&w plans, photographs at rear, 8vo (9" H). B&w plans, maps, reproductions throughout text - plans and photographs at rear. "(A)n adventure tale of sweeping grandeur: the personal history of a youth who volunteered for war as a loyal subject of George II when New England rose against the French fortress of Louisburg commanding the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the approaches to Quebec and menacing the Boston fishery. The story is a romance in the true sense: it tells of the fears and awareness of a vast world opening to the mind of a young soldier and mariner early away from home and toughened by the cruelty and challenge of armed conflict and the harsh reality of the elements. The novel is based on a single page of pencil-written journal left behind by a young volunteer from Massachusetts: the author has not been able to determine the boy's name or where he lived but only that he served in Pomeroy's regiment at the capture of Louisburg in 1745. The history of Jonathan Steele unfolds as that of a God-fearing thoughtful man whose love of humanity does not blind him to the irony and tragedy of people living in difficult days, nor to their weakness or folly." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, small soft corner crease on front cover, spine slightly twisted. Very Good -.
USD 14.95 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12 | JPą 1611] Book number 16478


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