UNION -- A Letter concerning the Consequence of an Incorporating Union in relation to Trade. [Edinburgh: James Watson], 1706. Argues that Scotland's important fish industry would be best developed by an alliance with the Dutch. ONE EDITION. Sometimes attributed to Andrew Fletcher. Goldsmiths' 4294; Kress 2516; McLeod 190. [Bound with:] [William BLACK (d. 1745)]. Some Considerations in relation to Trade. [Edinburgh: s.n.], 1706. 15,pp. Black wanted Scotland to retain control of her trade and industry, prophesising disaster under the burden of English taxes. The more common of two editions. Goldsmiths' 4136; Kress 2494; McLeod 412 [and]: An Essay upon the Equivalent. [Edinburgh: s.n.], 1706. ONE EDITION. Goldsmiths' 4307; Kress 2508; McLeod 127. [and:] [Sir William SETON (d. 1744)]. Scotland's Great Advantages by an Union with England. [?Edinburgh: s.n.], 1706. (Margins stained.) ONE EDITIONE. Goldsmiths' 4284; Kress 2526; McLeod 351: 'one of the most persuasive of the pamphlets which appeared in Scotland in favor of the treaty.' [and:] A Scheme for Uniting the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland. [?Edinburgh: ?1706]. Drop-head title. (One corner torn away with loss to catch letter.) First published in 1705 as An Essay upon the Union of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Goldsmiths' 4359; McLeod 129. [and:] [Patrick ABERCROMBY (1656-1716)]. The Advantages of the Act of Security compar'd with these of the Intended Union founded on the Revolution-Principles publish'd by Mr. Daniel De Foe. [Edinburgh: s.n.], 1706. (Title and verso of final leaf soiled.) ONE EDITION. Goldsmiths' 4336; Kress 2479. [and:] [W. BLACK]. A Short View of Our Present Trade and Taxes, compared with what these taxes may amount to after the Union. [?Edinburgh: ?1706]. (Last leaf holed with some loss.) First of two editions. Goldsmiths' 4268; Kress 2493; McLeod 408. [and:] [Thomas SPENCE]. The Testamentary Duty of the Parliament of Scotland with a view to the Treaty of Union now on foot. [?Edinburgh: s.n.] (early January), 1707. (Lower corners soiled.) ONE EDITION. Goldsmiths' 4457; McLeod 452: 'written as the parliament of Scotland debated the articles in the last months of 1706 and the first weeks of 1707. The last pages were written just as the 19th article passed, and reflect a growing anxiety that in the haste of ratification serious flaws in the articles would not be corrected.' Together 8 works in one volume, 4° (ave. 200 x 154mm). Modern marbled boards, partly uncut.
[?SPREULL, John (1646-1722)]. An Accompt Current betwixt Scotland and England ballanced. In regard by an Act of Parliament .... [Edinburgh: s.n.], July 25 1705. (First leaf restored at inner margin, first and last leaves soiled.) Collates with the Goldsmiths' and Kress copies; Goldsmith attributes the work to Spreull but Kress states that Spreull wrote 'another work with identical title, but entirely different ... published in 1705.' Kress is born out by the differing information given in ESTC which does indeed appear to apply to 'another work'; collation, imprint and sub-title in ESTC cannot be matched with the present work. Goldsmith's 4137; Kress 2446; McLeod 4. [Bound with:] The Queen an Empress and Her Three Kingdoms One Empire. London [i.e. Dublin]: A. Baldwin and M. Gun in Dublin, . (Slightly cropped.) Baldwin also published the London edition. McLeod 307. [and:] [Sir John CLERK (1676-1755)]. An Essay upon the XV. Article of the Treaty of Union. [Edinburgh: s.n.], 1706. (Tear through numeral on one leaf.) Clerk was one of the men responsible for the drafting of the controversial 15th article. Here, he attempted to present the various sections of the article clearly. ONE EDITION. Goldsmiths' 4299; Kress 2497; McLeod 128. [and:] [W. BLACK]. A Reply to the Authors of the Advantage of Scotland by an Incorporate Union; and of the Fifth Essay at removing National Prejudices: or, A Vindication of the Author of The Advantages of the Act of Security. [Edinburgh: s.n.], 1707. ONE EDITION. Formerly attributed to Dugald Campbell. The Advantages of Scotland and A Fifth Essay are by Defoe. Goldsmiths' 4374; McLeod 331. [and:] Ta Hir Grace, Her Majesties High Commissioner ... Te address far te fishers on te highland coasts, and all uthers inhapiting te Highlands, wha it ma concern. [?Edinburgh: ?1705]. Drop-head title. This tract highlighted the disastrous impact the articles and the union would have on Scotland's domestic salt supply and its price. ONLY EDITION OF THIS SCARCE WORK IN DIALECT. Goldsmiths' 4262; McLeod 460. Together 5 works, 4° (ave. 191 x 140mm), bound with another by Andrew Symson, and with a second satire, The Heemble Petition of the peer Shank Workers and Fingren Spinners of Aberdeen (?Aberdeen?, ?1707), loosely inserted. Modern calf-backed marbled boards; and a volume of thanksgiving sermons on the Union. (3)