London: Printed for W. Jones, 1716. One of two editions issued in 1716, priority undetermined. 12mo, removed pamphlet, [ii] + 25 pages. Some soiling and minor wear; a very good copy. Item #8087
The complicated history of Scotland's James I (1394-1437), who returned from captivity to depose his usurping regent and embark on a program of governmental centralization and economic reforms. The anonymous author claims his tract is not influenced by parallels to the recent Jacobite problems, and decries the current rage for political approaches to history: "Some Men would think it a Prejudice to their Preferment, as perhaps my Printer may to the Sale of this, to declare themselves not to be imbarked in any Party." Includes passing reference to the Tatler and the Englishman. With the half-title. Goldsmiths 5329 (noting the 32-page edition).