The Controversy between Great Britain and her Colonies Reviewed; the several pleas of the Colonies, in Support of their Right to all the Liberties and Privileges of British Subjects, and to Exemption from the Legislative Authority of Parliament, Stated and Considered; and the Nature of their connection with, and Dependence on, Great Britain, shewn, upon the evidence of Historical Facts and Authentic Records. William KNOX, George GRENVILLE.

The Controversy between Great Britain and her Colonies Reviewed; the several pleas of the Colonies, in Support of their Right to all the Liberties and Privileges of British Subjects, and to Exemption from the Legislative Authority of Parliament, Stated and Considered; and the Nature of their connection with, and Dependence on, Great Britain, shewn, upon the evidence of Historical Facts and Authentic Records.

London: Printed for J. Almon, 1769. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[4], 207 [1], lv [1]. Variant 3, without half-title or errata page, but with uncorrected pagination. With a large appendix containing extracts from the printed journals of the Houses of Parliament, as well as colonial seats of government. In later tree calf, quite recently re-spined to match boards, with raised bands, gilt titles to red label on spine and further gilt decoration to spine and board borders. Endpapers supplied. Purple library stamp of Laurence Public Library, Massachusetts, to first page of appendix. No other obvious library markings. Very good overall. Knox was Provost-Marshal of Georgia between 1757 and 1761, and soon after became agent in Great Britain for Georgia through the influence of Grenville. The two wrote many pamphlets and books together on the state of the colonies during the 1760's and 70's, with Knox giving evidence to Parliament, and later acting as a representative for dispossessed loyalists following the War of Independence. A rare book seen just a handful of times at auction over recent decades. Item #48297

ESTC: T4080.

Price: £1,200.00

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