A Letter to the Author of an Examination of the Principles; and an Enquiry into the Conduct of the Two Br----rs: In which is proved, by indisputable Facts of Foreign Transactions, that the Two Br----rs are true Guardians to these Kingdoms . . . Second Edition. Anonymous, Thomas Pelham Holles, Duke of Newcastle, Henry Pelham.

A Letter to the Author of an Examination of the Principles; and an Enquiry into the Conduct of the Two Br----rs: In which is proved, by indisputable Facts of Foreign Transactions, that the Two Br----rs are true Guardians to these Kingdoms . . . Second Edition.

London: Printed for G. Keith, 1749. Stated second edition, published the same year as the first. Small 8vo, removed, [2], 82 pages. A little soiled and foxed; a very good copy. Item #13145

"It is in like Manner ridiculous, when our little Coffee House Politicians exclaim in your Dialect, against an unsuccessful War." A defense of the Prime Minister and his brother Henry Pelham in answer to a pamphlet from John Perceval, Second Earl of Egmont, a figure noted in the DNB as "adept at making political enemies" and whose forays into pamphleteering were met with a certain amount of criticism--"he is supposed to have written Constitutional Queries Earnestly Recommended to the Serious Consideration of every True Briton, which was ordered to be burnt by the common hangman in 1751" (DNB). With detailed answers to charges from Perceval's pamphlet, mention of the Jacobites, much on the Electors and policies on the Continent, etc.

Price: $100.00