1778 · London
Although this is labelled "Second Edition," it is printed from the same setting of type as the first edition. (Another edition of 1778, also labelled "Second Edition," is indeed entirely reset and has a shorter collation.) The work attempts to convey the substance of several Parliamentary speeches concerning the American controversy, with at least one Cassandra saying the Franco-American alliance cannot last, and another doubting the war can have any lasting effect on the British economy.
Adams, American Controversy, 78-102b; Sabin 95788. Sewn, later wrappers applied; some foxing. Four leaves chipped along the outer margin, not affecting text. Without the final blank (only); with the half-title. A very good, clean copy. (Inventory #: 25497)