London: M. Cooper, 1747.
First edition. [iv], 155,  pp., lacking folding chart. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, red morocco spine label ("Political Pamphlets"), sprinkled edges. Loss of leather at head of spine and rear joint, covers scuffed with loss to paper. Cross III, pp. 314-5. Item #308061
Cross attributes this work to Fielding on the basis of an advertisement for The History of the Present Rebellion (1745) found in the second edition of Sarah Fielding's Cleopatra and Octavia (1758). Cross was unable to locate a copy and so attributed the present work to Fielding. The ESTC, refering to Fielding's anti-Jacobite periodical, lists the work as "Based upon the detailed account which Henry Fielding published, week by week, in The True Patriot." Battestin rejects the Fielding attribution, as does W.B. Coley in the Wesleyan Edition of The True Patriot and Related Writings (1987).
[bound after:] Five pamphlets by John SHEBBEARE, comprising:
A Second Letter to the Poeple of England. On Foreign Subsidies, Subsidiary Armies, and Their Consequences to this Nation. London: J. Scott, 1755; A Third Letter to the People of England. On Liberty, Taxes, and the Application of Public Money. London: J. Scott, 1756; A Fourth Letter to the People of England. On the Conduct of the M——rs in Alliances, Fleets, and Armies, Since the First Differences on the Ohio, to the Taking of Minorca by the French. London: M. Collyer, 1756; A Fifth Letter to the People of England, on the Subversion of the Constitution: and, the Necessity of it's [sic] Being Restored. London: J. Morgan, 1757; A Sixth Letter to the People of England, on the Progress of National Ruin. London, 1757.
Price: $800.00 Free International Delivery