Glocester, 1781. 141,pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Head of spine chipped, extremities rubbed. Very minor toning and foxing. Very good. Tucker was a British economist and long-standing opponent of colonialism who wrote several tracts arguing that the British should forego their effort to retain the American colonies. CUI BONO... was "the most popular of his American tracts...arguing that the war was a mistake for all the nations concerned" (DAB). The volume takes the form of letters written to Monsieur Necker, former controller general of the finances of France. A two-page postscript includes news of Cornwallis' recent defeat at Yorktown. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 81-71a. HOWES T382. SABIN 97334. DNB XIX, pp.1209-11. (Inventory #: WRCAM31364B)
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