[MACPHERSON, James (1736-1796)]
The Rights of Great Britain Asserted against the Claims of America, being an Answer to the Declaration of the General Congress
Glasgow: 1776. 12mo. (6 5/8 x 4 inches). , 78pp. plus folding table.
Disbound. Small loss to corner of half title.
An important political tract, replying to the American Congress' "Declaration...setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms," which is printed in the rear of the pamphlet.
Authorship of this work is in doubt, Adams crediting James MacPherson, who was retained by Lord North as a political writer, and Howes attributing authorship to Sir John Dalrymple. The pamphlet sets forth the ministerial position on the situation in America, and was widely disseminated. This Glasgow edition, one of over twenty editions, is printed from the same sheets as the fourth London edition.
American Controversy 75-95q; ESTC N12887; Howes D37; Sabin 18347.