1756 1ed Seven Years’ War Defense of Admiral Byng British Navy GUNS Treason
A rare first edition printing of the letter in defense of Admiral John Byng, an officer in the British Royal Navy, who was put on trial for treason during the Seven Years’ War. He was found guilty and eventually executed the following year. He was arrested for pedantic and arbitrary reasons, but the common belief was he was ultimately arrested for his lack of patriotism within the Royal Navy, even though he assumed he was doing right by his Navy. This pamphlet also includes details of ships including gun count, size, number of crew members
While the ESTC attributes this work solely to Byng himself, other reviewers give credit to John Shebbearre for organizing and promoting this printed letter. Shebbearre wrote numerous politically controversial treatises during the political crises in 1756.
Item number: #1504
An appeal to the people : containing the genuine and entire letter of Admiral Byng to the Secr. of the Ad-------y
London : Printed for J. Morgan, in Pater-Noster-Row, 1756. First edition.
•Collation complete with all pages: ,76
•Binding: Paper (Cardstock); tight & secure
•References: Eddy 26; ESTC T 22279; Samuel Johnson Review, p. 134;
•Size: ~9in X 5.5in (23cm x 14cm)
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