A Collection of Scarce Dublin Pamphlets in a Contemporary Binding [Great Britain]. [A Trial Bound with Five Pamphlets on Social and Political Topics]. Dublin, 1740-1747. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Together 6 titles. Contemporary calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Some minor nicks and light scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, tiny chip to front joint near head of spine, front hinge cracked, front free endpaper partially detached. Light toning to text, light edgewear and creases to plates, which are in the third pamphlet, minor stains and smudges to a few leaves, light soiling to title pages, early owner signature (of William Acton) to title page of first pamphlet. An interesting collection. $4,500. * The imprint locations and appearance of the binding suggest these pamphlets were bound together around 1750 in Ireland. The first pamphlet addresses a sensational case of fratricide, the third is an anti-Catholic tract. The other three, all with a strong anti-Catholic bias, discuss the war of Austrian Succession and the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Contents: 1. [Goodere, Sir Samuel (1687-1741)]. The Genuine Trial of Samuel Goodere, Esq; (Late Commander of the Ruby Man of War) Matthew Mahony, and Charles White, At the General Sessions of Oyer and Terminer for the City of Bristol, Held by Adjournment on Thursday the 26th of March, 1740 Before the Right Worshipful Henry Combe, Esq; Mayor, The Worshipful Mr. Serjeant Forster, Recorder, The Worshipful the Aldermen, And Justices Assigned to Keep the Peace, And Deliver the Goal; For the Murder of Sir John Dinely Goodere, Bt. on Board His Majesty's Ship the Ruby Man of War, Then Lying at King-Road, Within the Jurisdiction and Liberties of the Said City of Bristol. Taken in Short-Hand by Order and Direction of S. Foot, Of Worcester-College, Oxford, Esq; And Nephew to the Late Sir John Dinely Goodere, Bart. Dublin: Printed by and for George Faulkner, 1740. 24 pp. Only Dublin edition. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) locates 7 copies, none in North America. OCLC adds a copy in North America at Georgetown Law School. ESTC T184968. 2. [Murray, Sir John (1715-1777)]. Genuine Memoirs of John Murray, Esq; Late Secretary to the Young Pretender. Together with Remarks on the Sam.
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