Thoughts on a French invasion, with reference to the probability of its success, and the proper means of resisting it.

  • Le Mesurier, Havilland
  • Edinburgh: Printed (by permission) for Mundell and Son 1798
  • ESTC T174641.


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8vo, pp. 15, [1]. Disbound. Without the 8-page advertisement section. Lightly spotted, title-page soiled.


Havilland Le Mesurier (1758-1806), appointed commissary-general of southern England during the threat of a French invasion, 'believed that, if the enemy arrived, the civilian population should know precisely what it must do, and the consequences of not doing it, and in his Thoughts on a French Invasion (1798) he explained in popular and patriotic terms the government's plan of resistance' (ODNB). It went through four London editions in the same year, as well as this Edinburgh printing, which as issued was fully 1/3rd advertisements for the publisher; that section has been discarded from this copy.

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