Book #70188

John Nelson: Merchant Adventurer, a Life between Empires -1st Edition/1st Printing

Richard R. Johnson
Book #70188 John Nelson: Merchant Adventurer, a Life between Empires -1st Edition/1st Printing. Richard R. Johnson.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York And Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
ISBN: 0195065050

First printing of first edition in Fine condition in like dustjacket.

John Nelson: Merchant Adventurer, a Life between Empires by Richard R. Johnsontells the story of John Nelson, one of the most successful and daring merchants of eighteenth century North America. Nelson was born in Scotland in 1727 and came to North America in 1754, just as the French and Indian War was beginning. A shrewd businessman and navigator, Nelson quickly became one of the most successful traders in the colonies. In 1759, he was hired by the British government to transport supplies to Fort Oswego in upstate New York. This was the beginning of a life-long career as a merchant adventurer, during which Nelson made many important and dangerous trips between the British colonies and the French settlements in Canada. Nelson was a highly skilled navigator and trader, and his journeys provided invaluable information about the regions he visited. Johnson tells the story of Nelson's remarkable life with great detail, and he provides a wealth of information about eighteenth century North America. Nelson: Merchant Adventure; 8vo; 194 pages.

Price: $40.00