Captain Jack the Scout; or, the Indian wars about Old Fort Duquesne: An Historical Novel, with Copious Notes

By: McKnight, Charles

Price: $35.00

Quantity: 1 available


[solid copy, minor shelfwear, gilt/black lettering/decoration on spine and front cover strong and bright, soiling/spotting to top edge and some foxing to fore-edge, annotation by previous owner on ffep with regard to original purchase of book; jacket is soiled and edgeworn, some water-spotting (particularly along spine), small tear at bottom of rear panel, small chip at top front hinge]. (B&W plates) Historical novel of the Seven Years War (aka the French and Indian War), fought between the French and the British on colonial soil (i.e., Canada and the future U.S.) from 1754 through 1760, focusing particularly on the role of the title character (real name John Evans), described as "a fearless scout who ranged through the entire Pennsylvania frontier and was particularly famous for his exploits at old Fort Duquesne." (Fort Duquesne, on the site of present-day Pittsburgh, was destroyed in the course of the war and replaced by Fort Pitt.) Originally published in 1873 under the title "Old Fort Duquesne," this is a reprint edition which from the look of it appears to be from the 1920's or 1930's; the text appears identical to an 1873 copy preserved in the Wright American Fiction Collection at Indiana University (perhaps having been printed from the same plates, since the earlier publisher was also located in Pittsburgh), but this edition contains twelve illustrations as opposed to eight earlier edition; here they are primarily portraits of the major figures of the war (General Edward Braddock, George Washington, etc.), while the earlier edition had what you might call "action" plates depicting events of the war.

Title: Captain Jack the Scout; or, the Indian wars about Old Fort Duquesne: An Historical Novel, with Copious Notes

Author: McKnight, Charles

Categories: History: U.S.,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Pittsburgh, The Gibson Press: (ca. 1930)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dj

Seller ID: 9239

Keywords: Seven Years War French And Indian War Colonial America George Washington General Edward Braddock Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Fort Pitt Fort Duquesne