Four Letters to the Earl of Carlisle.
On certain perversions of political reasoning; and on the nature, progress, and effect of party spirit and of parties. On the present circumstances of the war between Great Britain and the combined powers of France and Spain. On the public debts, on the public credit, and on the means of raising supplies. On the representations of Ireland respecting a free-trade.London: Printed for B. White, 1779 Stock Code: 123562
NotesFirst edition. William Eden (1744-1814) had been appointed by Lord North as part of the five-man commission for conciliation with America, led by Eden's friend the fifth earl of Carlisle. The commission failed, unable to conciliate the rebellious colonists. Eden's Four Letters provided a defence of the ministry's policy of negotiating with the Americans, alongside giving an analysis of the war and other political issues. The work was successful, with a second edition and Edinburgh and Dublin editions following in the same year.
Octavo (192 x 124 mm). Disbound, remnants of original spine remaining.
Slight staining at initial and final leaves, without the half-title. A good copy.
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