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Opinions delivered by the Earl of Essex - BRUCE John 1745-1826. ESSEX Earl of. B - 1798. 
3 titles in 1 vol, State Papers. In contemporary full calf, decorative gilt edge tooling, corners and edges rubbed, joints week. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles, edges bumped and worn, joints worn. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Opinions delivered by the Earl of Essex, .... Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir George Carew, on the Alarm, of an Invasion from Spain, in the year 1596, and The measures proper to be taken on that occasion, , (iv-lx), printed by A Strahan. Report on the Arrangements which have been adopted, in former periods, when France threatened Invasions of Britain or Ireland, to frustrate the Designs of the Enemy, by attacks on his Foreign Possession's etc, , (iv) only,  with fac. address and date, 2-83 pp with fac. name & addressee, , , , (iii-cxx) Appendix. Report on the Arrangements which were made, for the Internal Defense of these Kingdoms, when Spain, by its Armada, projected the Invasion and Conquest of England; etc, ,  fac. address by hand, 2-97 pp, fac of address, 1 map (of Thames 1588, folding), , , , , (ii-cccxxviii), 2 charts (folding). Bruce, historian who in 1796 produced a historical review of the balance of power in Europe. In 1798 his report on defence guided measures to meet the French threat. Bruce was to write a similar report on the requirements of the circumstances created by the uneasy peace of Amiens in 1801. A report published in 1799 dealt with the Anglo-Scottish union, as a precedent for the projected Irish union. See ODNB.
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