TRACTS ON THE AMERICAN WAR -- [JOHNSON, Samuel (1709-1784)]. The Patriot. London: T. Cadell, 1774. (Title stained.) Second edition. 500 copies printed shortly after the first, also of 500 copies. Adams 74-38b; Courtney 117; Fleeman 74.10P/2; Rothschild 1255 [and:] Taxation No Tyranny. London: T. Cadell, 1775. (Imperfect, lacking p. 89-91.) First issue? In this issue, p. 2 has the press figure 1. Adams 75-69a; Courtney 125; Fleeman 75.3TT/1; Sabin 36303. (2)
An Answer to a Pamphlet entitled Taxation No Tyranny addressed to the Author. London: J. Almon, 1775. Half-title. Adams 75-5; Kress 7068; Sabin 1657: 'much ability is evinced in this tract which favours the reduction of the colonies'.
[SERLE, Ambrose (1742-1812)]. Americans against Liberty. London: J. Mathews, 1775. Half-title. FIRST EDITION by this 'able advocate for British claims'. Adams 75-126a; Sabin 79269.
[SEABURY, Samuel (1729-1796)]. Free Thoughts on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia, Sept 5, 1774 ... by a farmer. New York printed: London reprinted for Richardson and Urquhart, 1775. Half-title. This London edition followed two New York editions of 1774. Adams 74-70b; Sabin 78575; cf. Kress 7052.
A Letter to the Noblemen, Gentlemen, &c. who have addressed His Majesty on the Subject of the American Rebellion. London: T. Cadell, 1776. Adams 76-79; Sabin 40505.
Plain Facts submitted to the Common Sense of the People of England. London: J. Jarvis, 1785. (Final leaf holed with loss of one word recto.) NO COPY RECORDED IN THE BRITISH ISLES. Kress B.929.
[MACPHERSON, James (1736-1796)]. The Rights of Great Britain asserted against the Claims of America. London: T. Cadell, 1776. Half-title, folding letterpress table. Third edition. Adams 75-95e.
Reflections on the Present Combination of the American Colonies. London: J. Wallis, 1777. Half-title. FIRST ISSUE, reissued in 1781 under the title Congress unmasked. RARE. ESTC records one copy in British Isles (BL), 4 in North America (Boston Athenaeum x 2, Brown University, Newberry). Adams 77-79a.
[POWNALL, Thomas (1722-1805)]. A Memorial ... to the Sovereigns of Europe on the Present State of Affairs between the Old and New World. London: J. Almon, 1780. With initial advertisement leaf. FIRST EDITION. Adams 80-67a.
[GALLOWAY, Joseph (1731-1803)]. Plain Truth: or, A Letter to the Author of Dispassionate Thoughts on the American War. London: G. Wilke and R. Faulder, 1780. Half-title and final leaf of advertisements. Argues that Great Britain cannot give up her American colonies while the other powers of Europe retain their overseas possessions. Author of Dispassionate Thoughts= Jos Tucker. Adams 80-33; Sabin 26440.
Letters to the King from an Old Patriotic Quaker, lately deceased, editing attributed to Thomas Crowley. London: R. Baldwin, 1778. Half-title. Criticises the conduct of the war and argues the need for a settlement with the rebel Americans. Adams 78-61; Sabin 40648.
[GALLOWAY, J.]. Historical and Political Reflections on the Rise and Progress of the American Rebellion. London: G. Wilkie, 1780. One of two editions published in 1780. Adams 80-32; Sabin 26431.
DEANE, Silas (1737-1789). An Address to the United States of North America. London: J. Debrett, 1784. First London edition, defending the author's conduct during his mission to France. Another edition was published at Hartford, and a third at New London, reprinted from the London edition. Sabin 19064.
Remarks on the Commutation Act. London: T. Becket, 1785. FIRST EDITION, protesting at the reduction of duties on tea. Goldsmiths' 13057; Kress B.944.
Together 15 works in 2 vols., 8° (202 x 120mm). (Soiling to some half-titles or titles and final versos, occasional spotting.) Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, FFF stamp on spine (extremities rubbed). Provenance: occasional ms corrections -- Francis Ferrand Foljambe (binding). (2)