DEFOE BELHAVEN CONTROVERSY -- [George RIDPATH (d. 1726)]. The Reducing of Scotland by Arms. London: Benj. Bragg and re-printed at Edinburgh, 1705. 4° (189 x 140mm). One of three editions of this 'provocative work' in which Scotland's grievances in regard to religion, liberty and trade are discussed. Goldsmiths' 4255; McLeod 321. [Bound with:] Daniel DEFOE (1661-1731). Her Majesty's most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Tuesday the Third Day of December, 1706. Edinburgh: reprinted by the heirs of Andrew Anderson, 1706. Broadsheet, 2°, printed both sides, folded. RARE. ESTC records one Dublin and two Edinburgh printings, the one known copy of the present printing is located in CUL. [and:] [D. DEFOE (1660-1731)] The the [sic] Vision, a Poem. [Edinburgh: 1706]. (Nov?). 4°. Drop-head title. P.1 line 2 reads 'Withches' not 'witches.' (Second leaf affected by two severe internal tears.) A sarcastic poem written in response to Belhaven's speech of 2 November 1706 describing a desolated post-union Scotland. Defoe's work was the start of a series of pamphlets by himself and Belhaven, each attacking the other's stance. The first of 4 issues listed by Foxon though he states: 'Priority of the printings of this poem is uncertain.' ESTC locates just 6 copies of this issue. Foxon D185; Moore 123. [and:] John Hamilton BELHAVEN, Baron (1656-1708). A Scots Answer to a British Vision. [Edinburgh: 1706]. Broadsheet, half 2°, printed one side, two columns, folded. RARE. Belhaven's counter to Defoe's poem. ESTC locates 7 copies, 4 in NLS. Foxon H9; McLeod 355. [and:] [D. Defoe]. A Reply to the Scots Answer to the British Vision. [Edinburgh, 1706]. Broadsheet, 2°, printed one side, folded. FIRST OF TWO ISSUES, each issue apparently being in two impresssions. EXTREMELY RARE. OF THE FOUR IMPRESSIONS LISTED IN ESTC THERE ARE ONLY 8 RECORDED COPIES, the one copy of the present impression being in NLS. Moore 128; Foxon D149; McLeod 332. [and:] She put her hand upon his scull, with this prophetick blessing, be thou dull &c. [Edinburgh: 1706] (early Dec?). Broadsheet, 2°, printed one side, folded. ESTC lists 5 copies, 4 in NLS. Foxon S384: 'satire against Lord Belhaven ... particularly A Scots Answer to a British Vision.' McLeod 398. [and:] A Pertinent Answer to all the Writings both in Verse and Prose of J.L.B. Being the History of old Seignior John. [?London: ?1706]. Broadsheet, 2°, printed on one side, folded. 5 copies located. [and:] [?Lord BELHAVEN] A Second Defence of the Scotish Vision. [Edinburgh: 1706]. (Dec?) Broadsheet, 2°, printd on one side, folded. (Slightly cropped.) Verse reply to Defoe. Foxon S167; McLeod 374: 'the participants in this little controversy [Defoe and Belhaven] were beginning to lose control of their tempers and to engage in personal insults' [and:] The Lord Belhaven's Speech in Parliament, the 15th day of November, 1706, on the second article of the Treaty. [Edinburgh: 1706]. 4°. Drop-head title. One of two editions. McLeod 239. [and:] [James CLARK (1660-1723/4?)] Scotland's Speech to Her Sons. [?Edinburgh: ?1706]. Broadsheet, 2°, printed one side, folded. Against the Treaty of Union. A variant title omits the apostrophe in 'Scotland's.' McLeod 353. [and:] [Sir John CLERK (1676-1755)]. A Letter to a Friend giving an account how the Treaty of Union has been received here. Edinburgh: [s.n.], 1706. 4°. Written in support of the union. Formerly ascribed to Defoe. Kress 2498; McLeod 225. [and:] [D. DEFOE]. A Fourth Essay at removing National Prejudices with some reply to Mr. H[o]dges and some other authors. [?Edinburgh: s.n.], 1706. 4°. (Final leaf holed with slight loss.) Title inscribed: 'By Defoe the Court Hackney Scribbler.' Goldsmiths' 4280; McLeod 138; Moore 124. [and:] Peers. [?Edinburgh: ?1706]. Broadsheet, 4°, printed on one side. Inscribed: 'A list of names of the Scots members who are to fitt in the first British parliament as voted out of ye number by the last Scots parliament 1706.' EXCEEDINGLY RARE. UNRECORDED IN ON-LINE ESTC. [and:] A Short Account from and Description of the Isthmus of Darien where the Scots Collony are settled. Edinburgh: John Vallange and James Wardlaw, 1699. 4°. (Lacking the map which is supplied in facsimile.) Wing S-3531. [and:] [D. Defoe]. An Enquiry into the Occasional Conformity Bill by the Author of the True Born English-man. London [?Edinburgh]: 1704. 4°. First published in 1702 as An Enquiry into Occasional Conformity. Cf. Moore 48. [and:] The M[itr]'d C[lu]b or the L[ambe]th Consultation. Et tu Brute? London: [s.n.], 1704. 4°. A reprint of Et Tu Brute?, probably from Edinburgh. On the occasional conformity bill. Foxon E-481. [and:] Samuel CROXALL (d. 1752). An Original Canto of Spencer design'd as part of his Fairy Queen, but never printed. London: A. Baldwin, 1714 . 4°. (Numerals cropped.) FIRST EDITION. Foxon C-522: 'a political allgeory attacking Harley.' [and:] Thomas TICKELL (1686-1740). An Epistle from a Lady in England to a Gentleman at Avignon. London printed and Edinburgh reprinted: William Brown and John Mosman, 1717. 4°. First Edinburgh edition, following five London editions of this popular verse satire, all published in 1717. Foxon T-279. [and:] [Susanna CENTLIVRE (1667-1723)]. An Epistle to the King of Sweden from a Lady of Great-Britain. Edinburgh re-printed: 1717. 4°. In verse. London and Dublin editions were published in the same year. ESTC locates only two copies of this edition, both in NLS. This edition not in Foxon.
Together 19 tracts and broadsides, bound in one volume with 11 other tracts, one a manuscript copy. (Tract by William Penn torn with loss on first leaf, An Expedient for Peace by Abraham Bonifield lacking title-page.) Contemporary calf, spine with morocco lettering-piece reading 'Pamphlets' (recased, new endpapers). Provenance: Archibald Stuart (with his initials and record of price paid on many titles). A TRULY COMPREHESIVE COLLECTION, CONTAINING MANY RARITIES AMONG ITS 31 TRACTS AND BROADSIDES.