1726 1ed John Ker Memoirs Scotland Jacobite Uprising Louisiana Purchase America

KER, John

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John Ker was an 18th-century Scottish government spy who became a controversial figure amongst Scottish Catholics, Jacobites, and the government itself. Ker, not loyal to anyone, served whomever would pay him the most often serving both Jacobites and the government at the same time. Much of his life was written in his memoir; however, little of his memoir is thought to be more than fiction today. What is known is he died penniless in the King’s Bench Prison.

 

In his memoirs, Ker writes of major European events including the purchase of Louisiana by American from France, the growth of the Mississippi Valley, and trade implications between France and America.

 

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1726 1ed John Ker Memoirs Scotland Jacobite Uprising Louisiana Purchase America

 

John Ker was an 18th-century Scottish government spy who became a controversial figure amongst Scottish Catholics, Jacobites, and the government itself. Ker, not loyal to anyone, served whomever would pay him the most often serving both Jacobites and the government at the same time. Much of his life was written in his memoir; however, little of his memoir is thought to be more than fiction today. What is known is he died penniless in the King’s Bench Prison.

 

In his memoirs, Ker writes of major European events including the purchase of Louisiana by American from France, the growth of the Mississippi Valley, and trade implications between France and America.

 

Item number: #18804

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KER, John

 

The memoirs of John Ker, of Kersland in North Britain Esq

 

London: : [John Ker], Printed in the year 1726. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • Part I – xi, [5], 180
    • Part II – [2], vii, [1], 184, [6], 16
      • Includes folding map
    • References: Sabin 37600; Lande 485; Howes K 101a
    • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Rich. Jenkins, Esqr.
      • Possibly Sir Richard Jenkins (1785–1853), of Bicton Hall, a Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury from 1830 to 1832 and from 1837 to 1841. He was also Chairman of the East India Company in 1839. Sir Richard was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in 1838, and awarded the Third Mahratta War medal. Motto: PERGE SED CAUTE
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~7.75in X 5in (19.5cm x 12.5cm)
    • Rare and desirable

 

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18804

Categories

Law & Government

European History

Authors

KER, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete