HISTORIES OF THE REBELLION -- Henry BROOKE (1703-1783). Essays against Popery, Slavery and Arbitrary Power, published during the late Unnatural Rebellion in the years 1745 and 1746. Manchester: R. Whitworth, [?1750]. Small 8° (153 x 93mm). Contemporary panelled calf (spine worn). ONLY EDITION. The six 'Farmer's Letters to the Protestants of Ireland' are written by Brooke although attributed in the advertisement to George Berkeley; the other important subjects are by Montanus, i.e. T. Gordon.
Alexis: or, The Worthy Unfortunate, being a true narrative of the affecting case of a young gentleman whose ruin was occasioned by the late rebellion. London: J. Cobham, 1747. 8°. Half-title. Modern boards. Provenance: John Woodcock (signature on final page; [?]his occasional ms notes). FIRST EDITION. Reprinted in Dublin a year later, and also issued as part of The Temple of Fame: or, The Sc--d---l---s Chronicle for the year 1748. The young gentleman=Henry Sydenham, as a ms note records. SCARCE. ESTC lists 7 copies -- Jacobitism Triumphant; or, The Whigs weigh'd in the Ballance and found Light. London: [s.n.], 1752. 8°. (Repaired hole causing loss of date on title, date mistranscribed in ink, repair also affecting lower margin of first quire.) Late 19th-century green half morocco. RARE. ESTC lists 3 copies. -- Alexander TAITT. The Right of the House of Stewart to the Crown of Scotland consider'd. Edinburgh: [s.n.], 1746. 8°. (Lacks half-title.) 19th-century morocco-backed boards (spine rubbed). Provenance: W. Stirling Maxwell (blind-stamped monogram on binding and bookplate). Second edition. -- Henry FIELDING (1707-1754). A Compleat and Authentick History of the Rise, Progess, and Extinction of the Present Rebellion ... with exact plans of the battles of Falkirk and Culloden. Dublin: E. and J. Exshaw, 1747. 8°. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 3 plates only (of 4). Modern boards with ms title on cover. Provenance: Don L. Nicholas (bookplate). Based on the detailed account which Henry Fielding publishd weekly in The True Patriot. The battle plans, with interpolated text, are not in the London edition, Cross wrongly stating that this was 'never reprinted.' Cf. Cross III, 314-5; and 11 others, including John Home's History of the Rebellion in Scotland in 1745 (Edinburgh, 1822) in original boards and a volume of late 19th-century pamphlets on the rebellion. (16)