London, England: A. Millar, over-against Katharine-Street in the Strand; and sold by M. Coope in Pater-noster-Row, 1745. Second Edition. Removed. 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" octavo. Removed from a book of pamphlets. 80 pages. Missing appendix (p. 81-106). Edges neatly trimmed. Probable period ink inscription "By Mr Martin" on title-page. Title-page and last page browned and soiled around edges. Remaining pages lightly-tanned with minimal foxing. Sharply printed text on clean pages. Second edition contains preface. (ESTC T42400) (Sabin 63269). fair. Item #82501
Colonel Samuel Martin of Antigua provides a thoroughly detailed and strategic account to protect British colonies against French assault: "To rouse every Briton to the defence of his King and Country, against the attempts of a creature to Popery and Arbitrary Power..." Martin points out the unsatisfactory nature of mercenary armies. Preface contained in this second edition "suited to the present State of Affairs" refers to escalating tensions with France prior to the French and Indian War.