An Examination of the Principles, and An Enquiry into the Conduct, of The Two B*****rs. In Regard to The Establishment of their Power, and their Prosecution of the War, until the Signing of the Preliminaries. In a Letter to a Member of Parliament.
London. Printed for A. Price. 1749. 8vo, 19.6cm, First Edition, 56p., disbound, sound, very good to fine condition. (ds1). Item #40663
An attack on the principles and conduct of Henry Pelham and Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle, with regard to the War of the Austrian Succession. There are several references to the British capture of the French fortress of Louisbourg in 1745; Perceval is especially critical of its restitution to France under the terms of the Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle in 1748. ~ Aurora (not this edition); European Americana 749/86; Casey I -141. (3rd ed); cf Sabin 23367, (both later ed.); this issue not on Worldcat.
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