Pax in Bello; Or, a Few Reflexions on the Prospect of Peace, Arising Out of the Present Circumstances of the War
London: J. Owen, 1796. Very Good. Item #12796
London: J. Owen, 1796. First Edition. Octavo; removed; ,88pp. ([A]2 B-M4). Leather remnants along spine, title page a bit toned, else Very Good and sound.
Political tract first published in an unspecified "Morning Paper" delineating a path for peace between France and England in the midst of the French Revolutionary Wars. The anonymous author is especially concerned with the effect of the war on British trade, arguing at one point that "Having reduced all the French Settlements on the Continent of Asia, and masters as we are of the Cape and Trincomalé, with a superior Naval Force, I may fairly assume, that should the present War be protracted, we shall remain invulnerable in that quarter..." (pp. 57-8).