Item #39708 REMARKS UPON THE PRESENT NEGOTIATIONS OF PEACE BEGUN BETWEEN BRITAIN AND FRANCE. Arthur Maynwaring.
REMARKS UPON THE PRESENT NEGOTIATIONS OF PEACE BEGUN BETWEEN BRITAIN AND FRANCE.

REMARKS UPON THE PRESENT NEGOTIATIONS OF PEACE BEGUN BETWEEN BRITAIN AND FRANCE.

London: Printed in the Year 1711. [4], 35, [1 blank] pp. With the half title, as issued [numerical rubberstamp in blank portion]. Lightly foxed, lightly worn, lightly toned. Title within a double-ruled border. Untrimmed. In modern paper over boards. Good+.

A Whig, Maynwaring "was a man of extreme passions and strongly held views who was confident, quick-minded, and wittily eloquent; but he preferred to act behind the scenes, lobbying ministers and courtiers, or penning the biting satires and political commentaries for which he is most famous, rather than take a leading public role in Parliament" [online History of Parliament biography of Maynwaring].
Here he discusses the growing power of France as negotiations to conclude the War of Spanish Succession culminated at the Peace of Utrecht, resulting in British acquisition of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, the Hudson Bay Territory, and the Island of St. Kitts from France. This is one of two editions printed in 1711, the other with 32 pages. Precedence is unclear.
ESTC T46891. Item #39708

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