A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, from May 1792 to the Close of the Year 1793. Francis Plowden.

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, from May 1792 to the Close of the Year 1793.

Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1794. Leather. 261p. Ex-library, but scarce. A hardcover book bound in full brown leather. Good condition overall. Call number and author's last name written on spine. Edges scuffed and corners bumped. Tiny piece chipped off surface of back cover. Sticker residue near top of back cover. Front cover just barely starting to crack off along hinge, but is still holding nicely. Library bookplate and stamps on endpapers and title page. Occasional staining and notes in margins; these notes appear to be from a very early owner. Otherwise, text block securely bound. A worn but easily readable copy. Item #165602

The author was a Jesuit-educated English barrister whose writings on Irish affairs caused some uproar with the English government.

Price: $75.00

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