SETTLE, Elkanah (1648-1724). Carmen irenicum. The Union of the Imperial Crowns of Great Britain. An heroick poem. London: for the author, 1707. Small 2° (285 x 1176mm). Parallel text in Latin and English. (Close cropped.) Contemporary black goatskin by the Settle binder, covers with a narrow roll-tool border and double panel enclosing emblems of Union, a dove of peace encircled by the Garter, the Garter imposed on a wreath and bearing the mottoes of the Order of the Garter and Order of the Thistle, surmounted by the Garter star, Royal crown and two sprays of mixed roses and thistles, plain spine, marbled endpapers (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Sir Patrick Hume, first Earl of Marchmont and Baron Polwarth (1641-1724, bookplate dated 1702; shelf-mark C13.34 on recto of front blank). Marchmont joined in Monmouth's rebellion and was outlawed after escaping to Holland, where he became an adviser to William of Orange, accompanying him to England in 1688 and becoming Lord Chancellor of Scotland 1696-1702. This was a standard presentation binding for Settle's pro-Hanoverian poem. For another example, see Maggs Catalogue 1212, 1996, p. 143, where Settle's binder is identified as the predecessor of Christopher Chapman, possibly his father George Chapman or his master, William Sparkes. FIRST EDITION. Foxon S245.
SETTLE, Elkanah. Rebellion Display'd: or, Our present distractions set forth in their true light. An heroick poem. London: for the author, 1715. 4° (280 x 180mm). [Bound with:] E. SETTLE. Eusebia triumphans. To the most happy inauguration of the Hanover succession in the most august prince, George ... a congratulatory poem. London: 1715. Small 2° (280 x 180mm). (Quire E cropped at lower margin without loss of text, quire F spotted.) Bound for presentation by the Settle binder in contemporary brown goatskin, covers tooled in gilt to a double panel design with arms of the Earl of Marchmont at centre surrounded by a mantling of scroll-work, plain spine, marbled endpapers (rubbed and scuffed, upper joint slightly split). Provenance: Earls of Marchmont (binding and inscription on verso of front blank by George Hume Campbell recording the gift from his father, Alexander [Hume] Campbell, second Earl of Marchmont (1675-1740); shelf mark C13.33 on recto). SOLE EDITIN OF THE FIRST WORK. Eusebia triumphans, first printed in 1702, was frequently reprinted up to 1715. Foxon S290 and S262. (2)