Memoirs Queen Anne 1707

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George Lockhart. Memoirs Concerning the Affairs of Scotland, From Queen Anne's Accession to the Throne, To the Commencement of the Union of the Two Kingdoms of Scotland and England, In May, 1707. With an Account of the Origine and Progress of the Design'd Invasion from France, in March, 1708. And some Reflections on the Ancient State of Scotland. To which is prefix'd an Introduction, shewing the Reason for Publishing These Memoirs at this Juncture. 

London: Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1714. Krown & Spellman retail: First edition. 8vo. A2-8, a8, B-2C8, 2D2. [Lacks appendix] xxx, 304, 321-403 [Lacks pp 405-420]p. Full old calf, blind tooled ruling and paneling, front cover detached, spine cracks. Notations (old hand) in margins throughout. Engraved initials and head piece. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

More Information: George Lockhart (1673-1731) was an ardent Jacobite, constantly urging separation of English and Scottish militias, identity, etc., and constantly fleeing imprisonment.  He was the Chevalier's confidential agent and advisor in Scotland from 1718 to 1727.  This work was published anonymously and without its' author's consent, but it is a very valuable work for the history of the Jacobite movement and the political careers and characters of the contemporary Scottish politicians.  Lockhart himself was killed in a duel in December 1731. ESTC t39118. Lowndes 1380.