A COLLECTION OF 93 PAMPHLETS. London: 1750-1762, bound in 8 volumes, 8° (not quite uniform, approx. 205 x 120mm). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines with red morocco gilt labels, red edges (headcaps to two volumes torn, extremities lightly rubbed, top edges a little dusty). Provenance: James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl (1690-1764, armorial bookplates dated 1737). Including:
SLOANE, Hans. The Will of Hans Sloane, Bart. deceased. London: John Virtuoso, 1753. Half-title, , 48pp ESTC T141598 'The imprint may be fictitious' -- Rules for Being a Wit. London: J. Lewis, . 23pp. ESTC T46958 records only six copies. -- J.S. Some account of the Irish. By the late J.S.D.D.D.S.P.D. London: M. Cooper, . , 42pp. (Last leaf with tiny hole affecting one letter and marginal tear.) ESTC T81999 records 10 copies, of which only one is in Ireland. -- LEINSTER, James Fitzgerald, Duke of (1722-1773). A memorial by the E----l of K----ld----e, to His M--j---y, the 26th of May, 1753. Containing an account, and reasons of the discontents ... among your M--j--y’s ... s--bj--cts of I---l---d: ... With the E---l of H---ld---ss’s letter. [London, i.e. Dublin?:] Dublin, printed: London, re-printed, for C. Carpenter, 1753. 8pp., 2°, the leaves folded to fit into the 8° volume. ESTC T1686 -- A modest defence of gaming. London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1754. Half-title, 41,pp. (Irregularly trimmed.) ESTC T117772 -- Old interest fury, or a full and true account of some extraordinary proceedings of that party at Banbury, on the 28th of January, and at Chipping-Norton, On the 1st of February. London: W. Higgins, . 15,pp. (Irregularly trimmed close to bottom margin.) ESTC T26237 recording only two copies, both in the British Library -- SLADE, John. Love and duty. A tragedy. London: R. Griffiths, 1756. Possibly lacking A3, but A4 with the incorrect page-number vi has the preface entirely erased in ink by a contemporary hand with the note 'An error of the press'. ESTC T109303 -- [TRIAL OF ADMIRAL BYNG] A Letter to a Member of Parliament ... Relative to the Case of Admiral Byng. London: J. Cooke, 1756. 31,pp. last line on p.12 with variant text 'much greater vio-' ESTC T38056 -- BYNG, John (1704-1757). An appeal to the people: Containing, The Genuine and Entire Letter of Admiral Byng to the Secr. of the Ad-y: Observations on those Parts of it which were omitted by the Writers of the Gazette: and What might be the Reasons for such Omissions. Part the First. London: 1756. ,76pp. This issue without the errata on p.76. ESTC T22278 -- A letter to the Right Honourable William Pitt, Esq; being An Impartial Vindication of the Conduct of the Ministry, from the Commencement of the present War to this Time. In Answer to the Aspersions cast upon them by Admiral Byng and his Advocates. London: Philip Hodges, 1756. ,47,pp. ESTC T38425 -- Some further particulars in relation to the case of Admiral Byng. From original papers, &. Fiat Justitia! London: J. Lacy, 1756. ,70pp. ESTC T49289 -- A narrative of the proceedings of Admiral B---g, and of his conduct off Mahon, on the 20th of May. By an officer of the squadron. The second edition. London: W. Owen, [1756?]. 24pp. ESTC N42148 recording only 8 copies, of which only two are in Britain (BL and Lambeth Palace) -- HOME, John (1722-1808). Douglas: a tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. London: A. Millar, 1757. With half-title and epilogue. ,70,pp. Rectangular title-page ornament composed of a basket of flowers in a foliage framework. ESTC T34870.