The Edinburgh Packet opened, by a Collection of curious Pamphlets published on Occasion of the present unaccountable Rebellion, and on other important Critical Occasions, from the Year 1724 to the Year 1745; Written by one and the same Person. [attributed to Robert Wightman in a contemporary note written on the general title].
N.P., [Newcastle upon Tyne], N.D., . 6 vols. in one as issued, First Edition, 4to, general title-page repaired on inner blank margin (not affecting the text), the final leaf of the second pamphlet misbound after the fourth pamphlet, each item has a separate title, pagination and signatures, , 8, , 14, 5, , 8, 6, 6, 8 pp., modern marbled boards, gilt morocco label on upper cover, a nice copy. The six pamphlets are variously printed at Newcastle-upon-Tyne by John Gooding, and at Edinburgh by Lumisden and Robertson. The titles are:-**** 1). A Letter from a Scots Gentleman at Berwick, to his Intimate Friend at Newcastle. Newcastle upon Tyne, 1745. 2). A Letter from a Gentleman at Newcastle, to the Burgesses of Edinburgh. [Newcastle upon Tyne], 1745. 3). The Pretended Prince of Wales's Manifesto and Declaration, Dated at Edinburgh, October 14. 1745, Dissected, Anatomised, and exposed to Ridicule. Newcastle upon Tyne, 1745. 4) A Vindication of the Brewers of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Printed in the Year 1725: And reprinted there, in the Year 1745. 5) A Speech Without Doors, made on the 4th of October, on Occasion of the Election of Magistrates at Michaelmas, 1725; and Reprinted in the Year 1745. 6). Proposal for retrieving the Sinking State of the Good Town of Edinburgh, humbly offered to the Consideration of all its Honest Burgess and Welwishers. Edinburgh, Printed in the Year 1737: And reprinted there, in the Year, 1745. **** The final pamphlet is not called for in the publisher's advertisement on the final page of the second pamphlet. These pamphlets are listed separately in the ESTC and various locations are given for single titles but the only complete copies with the general title-page are at the British Library, Aberdeen University, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Huntington, and Chiddingstone Castle.
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