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Catalogue Fourteen – 18th Century History

Michael Kearney - Collection of four Volumes of David Hume's

[Kearney, Michael] / [Sarah Cotter] / Hume, David.

Collection of four Volumes of David Hume’s “History of England”, Interleaved and with many Manuscript Notes by Michael Kearney, Regius Professor of Law 1776 to 1778 / Professor of Modern History between 1769 – 1776 / Fellow of Trinity College Dublin / Archdeacon of Raphoe]. The four Volumes all bear the beautiful, Armorial Bookplate / Exlibris of Michael Kearney, with his Motto “Fortuna Fortes”. All the manuscript notes by Michael Kearney are very interesting contributions and a majority of them focusing on legal interpretation of statements made by Hume in the text [Feodal / Feudalism]. These four Volume’s of David Hume’s famous English History are: Volume I (1759 / Sarah Cotter Print): “The History of Great-Britain – Containing The Reign of James I. and Part of Charles I. / Volume III (1759 / Sarah Cotter Print): The History of England under The House of Tudor. Comprehending the Reigns of K. Henry VII., K. Henry VIII., K. Edward VI., Q. Mary, and Q. Elizabeth. / Volume I and Volume II (of the 1762 – Ewing Print): The History of England from The Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Accession of Henry VII. Containing the Reigns of The Princes before the Conquest. William the Conqueror, and William Rufus.

Dublin, Printed for Sarah Cotter, under Dick’s Coffee House in Skinner Row & Printed for George and Alexander Ewing, 1759 – 1762. Octavo (14 cm x 21 cm).. Pagination: Volume I (1759 – Sarah Cotter): V, 433 pages / Volume III (1759 – Sarah Cotter): [2], 360 pages / Volume I (1762 – Ewing Print): IV, 335 pages / Volume II (1762 – Ewing Print): VI, 316 pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century bindings / Partly, professionally rebacked and repaired with the spines of three Volumes wanting. Good condition with some signs of wear. Bookplates of Michael Kearney to each Volume. All four Volumes each interleaved with c. 100 additional sheets of paper for manuscript annotations. The occasional annotations by Professor Michael Kearney are reflecting his many legal interests and his later transition from Professor of History at Trinity to later Regius Professor of Law.

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Richard Nixon's Cheshire Prophecy / Plus - John Collier - A Collection of Four Local History Pamphlets on Manchester and its History and A Map of Manchester and Salford by J.Pigot

[Nixon, Robert] / [Lilly, William] / Collier, John / Bobbin, Tom.

Collection of Four Local History Pamphlets on Manchester and its History, a Map of Manchester and Salford and a rare, early 18th century Prophecy-Pamphlet with William Lilly-Connection. The Collection includes as provisional Frontispiece a rare, folded, original “Map of Manchester and Salford” by J.Pigot, from the year 1811 – (36 cm x 32 cm) / The Map if followed by: Pamphlet I: Anonymous – Short Sketch of the History of Manchester (XII Pages – Manchester, Printed by Sowler and Russell, 1794 (and First published in the Encyclopaedia Britannica)/ Pamphlet II: [John Collier] – Curious Remarks on the History of Manchester. With a judicious Incredulity of Spirit, let us enquire and think for ourselves. By “Muscipula” [that is John Collier alias Tim Bobbin]. (IX, 65 pages – London, Printed for, and sold by the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1771 / Pamphlet III: [Anonymously but most likely also John Collier]″More Fruit from the same Pannier; Or, Additional Remarks on the History of Manchester. (IV, 73, VIII pages) / [Bound together with: NIXON’S Cheshire Prohecy At Large. Published from the Lady Cowper’s Correct Copy. With Historical and Political Remarks and several instances wherein it is Fulfilled. To which is added, THE LIFE OF [ROBERT] NIXON. With an advertising for a “William Lilly – Prophecy” on page 19 of the Nixon-Pamphlet: “Mr.Lilly’s remarkable Prophecy, transcrib’d Verbatim out of his Almanack for the Year 1655, printed under the following Title: “Merlini Anglici Ephemeris”: Astrological Predictions for the Year 1655 by William Lilly – Student in Astrology. [Followed by:] The Prophecy. “….Long’ere that Time poor Merlin sleeps In’s Grave secure; sad England weeps”. ([2], 32 pages – London, Printed for J.Roberts, 1719). //

Manchester / London, J.Roberts and others, 1719-1794. Octavo. Original Hardcover / 19th-century half-leather with gilt lettering to spine. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Name of preowner on third pamphlet (″Michael North”) / With a manuscript entry by one ‘W.K.’, regarding the “garbled” appearance of the Nixon’s Prophecy in Fielding’s novel, Tom Jones: ‘This was probably the very book which Partridge read out of… This shows Fielding’s attention to minutiae I think – such a jumbled Head as [barber-surgeon] Partridge wd be likely to mix up those part of the Tale Together’. The Cheshire Prophecy in Chapbook-Style with an advertising bound before the titlepage and “Price Six-Pence” on cover.

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