London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1807. Octavo. Item #027566
2nd Corrected edition. 119pp. After his first smaller book, the Edinburgh Review criticized his "hawkish views". In this work, which he expanded from 78 pages to 119 Hunter, he notes the reasons why war is necessary in the case of Napoleon whose aggressive nature will be an ongoing threat to England until he is subdued. Bound with this item is A Letter to Mr. Samuel Whitbread (the left-wing Whig) on the Duty of Rescinding the Resolutions Which Precede the Impeachment of Lord Viscount Melville, London for J. Hatchard, 1806. 38pp. Though his paymaster, Alexander Trotter had actually used the funds to his own benefit, Lord Melville's carelessness led to his impeachment. Bound in a modern 3/4polished leather over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt, red leather spine label gilt, endpapers renewed, contemporary owner's note to the bottom of page 10. Just a bit of bowing to boards. A very good copy.