The Court-Martial of Lord Sackville [Trial]. Sackville, George Germain, Viscount [1716-1785], Defendant. The Proceedings of a General Court-Martial Held at the Horse-Guards on Friday the 7th, And Continued by Several Adjournments to Monday the 24th of March, 1760; And of a General Court-Martial Held at the Horse-Guards on Tuesday the 25th of March, And Continued by Several Adjournments to Saturday the 5th of April, 1760, Upon the Trial of Lord George Sackville. Published by Authority. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1760. 224 pp. Erratum to foot of p. 224. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine. A few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting at ends, hinges cracked, early armorial bookplate ("Eldon Hall") to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to title page, recent annotation to front endleaf. An attractive copy. $350. * First edition, one of four issues from 1760, the others published in Edinburgh, Dublin and Cork. Lord Sackville was dismissed from the British army for insubordination at the Battle of Minden (1759) during the Seven Years' War. Secretary for the colonies from 1775 to 1782, he received much of the blame for Great Britain's defeat in the American Revolution. English Short-Title Catalogue T44505.
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