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FRENCH & INDIAN WAR - [John SHEBBEARE (1709-1788)]
An Answer to a Pamphlet Call'd The Conduct Of The Ministry Impartially Examined . In which it is proved, that neither imbecillity nor ignorance in the M-r have been the causes of the present unhappy situation of this nation
London: Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe, 1756. Small octavo. (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches). 100pp. (Blindstamp to title and G4, library ink stamp to the verso of the title and p. 48). 20th-century half calf over marbled paper-covered boards (rubbed, marks from old library label on upper cover).The first edition of a scarce but important critical commentary on the British government's handling of the French and Indian war.This work relates "to the inefficient conduct of the ministry in the disputes with France, especially in America, on the Ohio and elsewhere, under Washington, Braddock, etc. For this and later publications, [Shebbeare] was fined and put in the pillory. A change of government brought him a change of sentiment and a pension" (Sabin).Howes S366; Sabin 80038; ESTC T75830.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [United States]
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