NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Kenneth Roberts.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE
NORTHWEST PASSAGE

NORTHWEST PASSAGE

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Special Two-Volume Edition: this is Number 960 of 1,050 copies signed by Kenneth Roberts. Historical novel concerning the life and exploits of Major Robert Rogers (1731-95), a daring colonial frontiersman who raised and commanded an irregular fighting force called Roger’s Rangers that battled the French and their allied Indian tribes during the French and Indian War from 1855 to 1760. Unfortunately, the intemperate Rogers did not enjoy the same success in his subsequent life that he did as a guerilla soldier, and his later years were plagued by alcoholism, poverty, and adverse legal judgments. The second volume is an appendix, containing various official records and published accounts concerning Rogers, including the "lost" transcript of his Court Martial in 1768 with additional commentary by Roberts. This novel later served as the basis for the 1940 King Vidor film starring Spencer Tracy. Octavo, two volumes. Original burgundy cloth bindings, with gilt stamping. A near fine set with some general toning along the spine of the dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's slipcase, which is a bit edgeworn. Near fine / Very good. Item #74158

Price: $350.00

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