Good plus, lacks top panel of spine, light worming to lower spine, contents very good, bright and tight. First French language edition. Contemporary half brown leather over marbled boards, gilt spine decorations. 8vo., 21×12.5 cm. French text. A treatise attempting to defend British possession and taxation of the American colonies by an appeal to the precedents in ancient history written at the height of the American war of independence. weight: 0.7 lb. J. van Schoonhoven. Utrecht. 1778. , 247,  pp. Translated from the English by Antoine Marie Cerisier.