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[BROOME, Ralph]. Letters from simkin the second to his dear brother in wales, For the year 1790; giving a full and circumstantial account of all the most material points...brought before the high court of justice...during the trial of warren hastings...

London. Printed for John Stockdale, 1790. First edition.
8vo. [4], 124pp, [4]. With a half-title. Without two of the final advertisement leaves. Uncut in contemporary marbled boards, later rebacked in drab paper. Boards worn and marked. Inked ownership inscription to FEP, naive paper repairs to foot of leaves B3-6 - clipping text, without loss of sense, occasional light dust-soiling.
The sole edition of pamphleteer and stockjobber Ralph Broome's (1742-1805) anonymous vehement verse defence of Warren Hastings (1732-1818) issued during the latter's lengthy court proceedings following his impeachment on charges, levelled by Edmund Burke (1729/30-1797), of alleged maladministration and unlawful execution during his tenure as Governor-General of Bengal.

ESTC records copies at five locations in the British Isles (Birmingham, BL, King's College London, NLS, and Wales); and a further four in North America (Cornell, NYPL, Toronto, and Yale).
ESTC T149067.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 20446