REBEL LORDS -- James FORSTER (1697-1753). An Account of the Behaviour of the late Earl of Kilmarnock after his Sentence and on the Day of Execution. London: J. Noon and A. Millar. 1746. FIRST EDITION, one of two issues, this with half-title. [Bound with:] [R. MOORE, of the Tower-Hamlets]. Observations and Remarks on the two Accounts lately published of the Behaviour of the late Earl of Kilmarnock and the late Lord Balmerino. London: M. Cooper, 1746. ONLY EDITION. Replying to the above account and another by T. Ford. [and:] Seasonable Reflections on the Dying Words and Deportment of that Great but Unhappy Man, Arthur, late Lord Balmerino. [London]: John Noon, 1746. ONLY EDITION. Together 3 works, 8° (195 x 116mm). Late 19th-century green morocco-backed boards (spine rubbed). Provenance: W. Stirling Maxwell (binding device and bookplate).
[Gerard PENRICE]. Genuine and Impartial Memoirs of the Life and Character of Charles Ratcfliffe, Esq; who was beheaded on Tower-Hill, Monday, December 8, 1746. London: for the proprietor and sold by B. Cole, 1746. 8°. Engraved portrait. (Detached, margins browned.) Late 19th-century red morocco-backed cloth (spine rubbed). Provenance: W. Stirling Maxwwell (binding device and bookplate; pencil note in [?]his hand commenting on the rarity of this work and its interest to Walter Scott). [?]FIRST EDITION. Two 8° editions appeared in 1746 both under the imprint of Cole who also published a 12° 'second edition.' -- An Impartial History of the Life and Behaviour of Charles Radcliffe, Esq; brother of James Radcliffe, late Earl of Derwentwater. London: J. Thompson, . 8°. (Title and A2 holed at inner margin, some spotting.) 19th-century half calf. RARE. ESTC only records an issue without imprint (2 copies). -- A Genuine Account of the Behaviour, Confession, and Dying Words of Francis Townly [and others] who were executed the 30th day of July 1746 at Kennington Common. London: J. Nicholson, . 8°. (Waterstained.) 19th-century half calf. FIRST OCTAVO EDITION. RARE. ESTC records 3 copies (all in the US). Bound with 2 other tracts on Prince Charles Edward. -- [David HUME (1711-1776)]. A True Account of the behaviour and Conduct of Archibald Stewart, Esq; late Lord Provost of Edinburgh. London: M. Cooper, 1748. 8° (208 x 127mm). (Lacks half-title.) Modern half calf. FIRST EDITION. Cooper also printed a 12° edition. cf. Todd Hume and the Enlightenment (1974), p. 192; and 22 other volumes, one from Stirling Maxwell's Library containing another copy of Forster's Account and two replies to the same, and another in grey cloth containing 'Five Jacobite pamphlets 1746-49.' (27)