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The Crimes of Cabinets; or a Review of their Plans and Aggressions for the Annihilation of the Liberties of France and the Dismemberment of her Territories with Illustrative Anecdotes Military and Political.
London: Printed for and sold by the author, 1801. FIRST EDITION. Small octavo pp. viii, 315, [1 ad.] Contemporary full calf, with gilt titled red label to spine. Rubbing to edges, upper joint starting to split, though book remains tight. Pages a little browned with occasional light spotting. Inscribed by the author to half title: 'Lord Camelford with the | author's respectful comps.' Goldsmith, who began as French sympathiser, had to publish this attack on Pitt's military policy against France himself. He later travelled to France and worked for the Government there, but became an anti-republican and returned to England. He finally returned to France once more and died in Paris. Lord Camelford was a somewhat notorious and violent Naval officer, arrested for visiting France during wartime, he also shot his second in command for refusing orders, fought a mob who attacked his house when he refused to celebrate peace with France and finally was killed by his best friend in a duel. An interesting association copy between Republican apologists.
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