The History of the Late Minority. Exhibiting the Conduct, Principles, and Views of That Party, During the Years 1762, 1763, 1764, and 1765.
London. Printed In The Year MDCCLXV; And Reprinted, With Some Additions, In The Year, 1766. 8vo, 19.5cm, Second Edition, x, errata page,11-332p., first few and last pages a bit toned, (see note), in contemporary full calf, real raised bands, spine titles on leather label are faded, the upper cover is is detached, boards edges are worn, wanting the front paste down endpaper, good to very good working copy, the text is sound ~ Please note. We are suspicious that the title page was printed later. The type face is usual for the period and is all in caps. However, it is printed on the same or contemporary paper. It matched the text and some transfer marked from the preliminary leaves, diminishing to the errata page x,[ii]. There is another copy on line with the title page. Perhaps a remainder issue. (ds1). Item #41256
~ John Almon (17 December 1737 12 December 1805) was an English journalist and writer on political subjects, notable for his efforts to secure the right to publish reports on the debates in Parliament. He was born in Liverpool and came to London, where in 1761 he was a reporter for the Gazetteer, and published A Review of Mr. Pitt's Administration, which was popular with the opposition. In 1770 he reprinted a letter of "Junius", for which he was put on trial and by a jury found guilty, although it is unclear what, if anything, was his punishment.. During the American Revolution, he published a monthly series of papers entitled The Remembrancer on events in America. In 1784 he established a newspaper, the General Advertiser, but it was unsuccessful. He published Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes in 1797, and his Correspondence with friend John Wilkes appeared posthumously.