The Political Works Of Andrew Fletcher, Esq; Of Saltoun.
Printed by Robert Urie, for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, Booksellers, opposite to the Parliament Close, Edinburgh.
[contents:] a discourse of government with relation to militias. (edinburgh, 1698). two discourses concerning the affairs of scotland (edinburgh, 1698). a discourse concerning the affairs of spain; written in the month of july, 1698 (naples, 1698). a speech upon the affairs of the nation; in april 1701. speeches by a member of parliament which began at edinburgh the 6th of may, 1703 (edinburgh, 1703). an account of a conversation concerning a right regulation of governments for the common good of mankind in a letter to the marquis of montrose, the earls of rothes, roxburgh, and haddington. from london the first of december, 1703 (edinburgh, 1704).
12mo. 6.75 x 4.25 inches. xvi + 319 pp. Each work has separate title page, but pagination and register are continuous. Bound in contemporary calf; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with maroon morocco title label, gilt. A little age wear to extremities, edge browning of flyleaves and title page and occasional scattered foxing; otherwise a very good copy. A few pencil lines in margins and pencil notes on recto of last free endpaper. Six works, originally published 1698-1704, reprinted in one volume. One is concerned with the affairs of Spain, the other five with the politics of Scotland, including its relationship to England. Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655-1716) was a Scottish politician and writer, and an opponent of the Union with England. After this took place in 1710 he withdrew from politics to concentrate on farming and agricultural improvement. (ESTC T113187).
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