A Discourse Upon the Union of Scotland and England... . Humbly Submitted to the Parliament of Scotland, by a Lover of His Country.
n.p.: N.p, 1702. First Edition. Hardback. Octavo, old (contemporary) full leather (sheep), raised bands to spine, blind ruled. viii+186[i]pp (pp144 as 122 and 147 misnumbered see ESTC). May lack front free endpaper. Edges rubbed, some scuffing to boards, a little marginal worming. Paste-downs and preliminaries age darkened, but complete and tight. "Northesk(?) bought from a stand in Edr. July 9 '83" ink insc. to paste-down. ; Published anonymously by George Ridpath. "For Country Whigs like Ridpath, a key aspect of the damage done by the union of crowns was the erosion of the Scottish parliament ... Ridpath's 'Discourse ... ' stated his view of the lost powers of the parliament, rejecting the need for royal assent to legislation and claiming the power of the parliament to make war and peace and the right of the barons to attend parliament in person... " (Bowie, 2007). ; viii+186[i]pp pages. Good+ .
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