20 November 2003
UNION -- [Acts. 1707.c.8]. An Act pass'd in the Parliament of Scotland for electing the Sixteen Peers, and forty Five Commoners, to represent Scotland in the Parliament of Great Britain. [London: Andrew Bell, 1707]. Drop-head title. ONLY EDITION of a tract 'extracted from the Records of Parliament in Scotland.' 4 copies located in ESTC. Goldsmiths' 4464 -- A Letter from Scotland to a Member of the House of Commons, against the eldest sons of Scots peers sitting in the House. London: [s.n.], 1709. 8p. One of two issues, both 4°, this with 'price 2d.' at the foot of the page. 7 copies located. McLeod & McLeod 218. [Bound with:] [George LOCKHART (1681-1732)]. A Letter from a Scots Gentleman residing in London, to his Friend in Edinburgh. [?Glasgow: s.n.], 1713. A reprint of the 1711 [?]Edinburgh edition. 'This fascinating analysis of Anglo-Scottish politics in the Parliament from 1708 through 1711 sought to impart to the Scots an awareness of the problems which the Scottish MPs faced and the manner in which they were treated as a group' (McLeod & McLeod p.61). Both editions are scarce. ONLY 3 COPIES LOCATED. McLeod & McLeod 209. [and:] The History of the National Address for dissolving the Union. London: [s.n.], 1715. (Title slightly soiled and with old foldmark.) ONLY EDITION. Kress 2957. Together 4 works, 4° (ave. 211 x 155mm), bound with 2 others similar (one defective). Modern calf-backed boards.
[John ARBUTHNOT (1667-1735)]. A Sermon preach'd to the People at the Mercat-Cross of Edinburgh on the subject of the Union. London: re-printed for Andrew Bell, 1707. 8° (195 x 120mm). Goldsmiths' 4371. [Bound with:] Scotland's Present Duty. [Edinburgh: s.n.], 1700. 4° (192 x 145mm). (Final leaf soiled and with paper fault.) ONLY EDITION. Signed Philo-Caledonius and variously attributed to George Ridpath, Andrew Fletcher or Archibald Foyer. Wing F-2048. [and:] The Smoaking Flax Unquenchable, where the union betwixt the two kingdoms is dissecated, anatomized, confuted and anuuled. [Edinburgh: s.n.], 1706. 25,p. (Lightly browned.) One of three issues, differing from the other 25p. issue in having 'annulled' incorrectly spelt and the 'A' of sig. A2 (p.3) beneath the 'd' of 'and.' Kress 2528; McLeod 411. Together 3 works, bound in modern half calf, the last two uncut; and 2 other volumes.
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