Utrecht: 1778. Contemporary boards, rebacked in morocco, with morocco spine label. , 247, [1 errata] pp, with the half title. Text clean and Very Good.
Stevens explains, "The point labored at was to show that Great Britain was fully justified by the precedents of antiquity in her attempt to tax the American Colonies." Stevens also says the piece "was published under the patronage of the Court and Ministry." This, the second edition, is the first French translation of the book, first published in England the previous year.
This edition contains additional letters discussing the merits of the British and American causes, and an interesting essay-- which does not appear in the British edition-- comparing the Articles of Confederation with the Union of Utrecht.
Howes B182. Adams Controversy 77-18b. Stevens Rare Americana 104. Item #15497