A Letter to a Member of Parliament in the Country from his friend Relative to the case of Admiral Byng: with Some original Papers and Letters Which passed during the Expedition.

London: printed for J. Cooke, at the King’s-Arms, in Great-Turnstile, Holborn, 1756.

First editiion. 31, [1]pp. 8vo. Modern boards. Toning to text, else VG. ESTC T38056; Eddy 25 Edition "A" Item #262773

The First editon of an anonymous pamphlet defending Admiral Byng who was executed for criminal negligence the following year. Samuel Johnson whose interest in Byng was considerable, reviewed at lweast four pamphlets concerning his case. This pamphlet was reviewed jointly with the first part of John Shebbeare's "An Appeal to the People in the Literary Magazine." Two editions of this pamphlet are distinguished by Don Eddy in "Samuel Johnson, Book Reviewer in the Literary Magazine: or Universla Review 1756-1758.

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