[MACPHERSON, James]. Short History of the Opposition during the Last Session of Parliament. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1779.3rd ed. vi,58pp. ?-title. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in gilt-ruled full blue crushed morocco, raised spine bands, gilt-ornamented spine, gilt-chamfered edges, T.e.g. Minor foxing, else very good. $450.00[a] HOWES M-181. Sabin 43633. American Controversy 79-69d. Published the same year as the first and printed from the same setting of type. "An important pamphlet...for the details it gives of the military operations in America, the conduct of Generals Howe and Burgoyne, etc." - Henry Stevens. "Attributes success of the Americans to the encouragement given them by Whig members - Howes." Howes notes that the work is attributed by some to Edward Gibbon, though Adams shows rather definitively that it is by Macpherson.