“WHAT THEN MIGHT BE THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE MINES OF AMERICA BEING ANNEXED FOR EVER TO THE POSSESSIONS OF GREAT BRITAIN IS A SUBJECT WHICH FOR MY OWN PART I CONSIDER WITH TERROR”: MARRIOTT’S POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS, 1762
[MARRIOTT, James]. Political Considerations; Being a Few Thoughts of a Candid Man at the Present Crisis. In a Letter to a Noble Lord Retired from Power. London: J. Hinxman, 1762. Slim octavo, early 19th-century marbled paper wrappers [pp. 112]. Housed in a custom chemise and slipcase. $1500.
First edition of this English pamphlet on the political situation in the American colonies.
Published anonymously by English jurist and politician James Marriott. “Marriott began his career as the protégé, agent and pamphleteer of the Duke of Newcastle. He served twice in British Parliament (1781-84 and 1796-1802), during which he supported the war against the American colonists” (Canada in the Making). Ostensibly addressed to the Duke of Newcastle, who in May 1762 resigned his post as George III’s prime minister and refused a pension, Political Considerations offered Marriott’s views on British negotiations to end the Seven Years’ War with France and Spain and his thoughts on British possessions in North America. Sabin 67358.