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A series of letters, discovering the scheme projected by France, in MDCCLIX. For an intended invasion upon England with flat-bottom'd boats; and various conferences and original papers touching that formidable design. Pointing at the secret and true motives, which precipitated the negociations, and conclusion of the last peace. To which are prefixed, the secret adventures of the Young Pretender; and the conduct of the French court respecting him during his stay in Great Britain, and after his return to Paris. Also the chief cause that brought on the late banishment of the Jesuits from the French Dominions; a secret as yet concealed from the Jesuits themselves: with the real examination of Father Hamilton, taken at Fountainbleau, October 1756, who was employed to assassinate the Young Pretender. Together with the particular case of the author, in a memorial to his late Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.
London: printed for the author; and sold by Mr. Williams &c. &c, 1767. Two vols. in one, 4to., v + (1) + 263 + (1) and (2) + 268pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and label. Minor rubbing to joints, and a little wear to head and foot of spine, but a very good and sound copy, from the early 19th century library of the first Marquis of Hastings (1754-1826) with his armorial bookplate.> First edition. A series of more than 60 letters and reports throwing considerable light on the political manoeuvrings of the Young Pretender while in France and elsewhere on the Continent in the 1750s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB [Manningtree, United Kingdom]
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