8vo, pp. xviii, [ii], 342, . Untrimmed in original blue paper boards backed in green paper, spine lettered in ink. A few leaves dustsoiled, one with a blank corner torn away, no rear flyleaf. Boards somewhat marked, a touch of wear to corners and spine ends, spine darkened.
'While in France [Hamilton] had collected some historical materials, principally Middleton's correspondence, which he bequeathed to his son, who published them as Transactions during the Reign of Queen Anne, from the Union to the Death of that Princess (1790). This overtly tory account portrays Anne as a timid, hesitant monarch easily swayed by the machinations of Bolingbroke and Marlborough; Marlborough is explicitly accused of arranging the duke of Hamilton's assassination' (ODNB).