Title: Louisbourg Portraits : Life in an EighteenthCentury Garrison Town. First Edition in dustjacket. , Signed
Publisher:  Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0771597126
Seller ID: 11891
MOORE, Christopher. Louisbourg Portraits : Life in an Eighteenth Century Garrison Town. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1982). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),1-302,(6). 8vo, blue cloth. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 975. Governor Generals Award winner for Non-fiction, 1982.
"When the fortress of Louisbourg surrendered to the English in 1758, its archives survived intact. From these records,diaries, letters and charts of the period, Christopher Moore has pieced together the lives of five people who knew the town at its peak. [...]
In Louisbourg Portraits you will meet: Lous Davory, who learned more about Louisbourg's judicial system in 1740 than he ever wished to know; Jacques Rolland, the merchant, whose early marriage in 1742 brought with it a particularly vicious mother-in-law; Charles Renaut, the migratory fisherman; Jean Lelarge, the adventurous sailor (and privateer), who contracted a scandalous marriage and still rose to the rank of naval captain; and Jodocus Koller, a Swiss mercenary, who stayed on in Louisbourg when he left the army and played a major part in the defence of his adopted home when it was besieged by the English in 1745." - from the dj.
1. Louis Davory's Crime;
2. The Marriage of Marie-Louise Cruchon;
3. Charles Renaut's Letter;
4. The Sea and Jean Lelarge;
5. Sergeant Koller in Peace and War.
Very good in lightly nicked dustjacket. Signed, inscribed and dated by Moore on the title page. 28.00