A State of the Rise and Progress of our Disputes with Spain,

MARCHMONT Hugh Hume, 3rd Earl of ([1739])

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and of the conduct of our Ministers relating thereto. Light browning, otherwise very good in modern grey paper covered boards, red morocco title label to the spine. [iv], 76pp. [mispaginated but complete]. T. Cooper, MDCCXXIXX, but

Kress 4446; Sabin 90630.

Criticism of the "pusillanimity" of the Walpole Government's handling of relations with Spain, particularly in connection with the American colonies. Much here on the actions of privateers and the excesses of Guarda Costas. The "War of Jenkins' Ear" slid seamlessly into the War of the Austrian Succession.

Walpole slighted Marchmont's father, blocking his path to becoming a representative peer for Scotland. The son became a virulent and highly effective opponent of Walpole's administration, being recognised as such by Walpole himself.

Stock Code: 87824

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