[Lord Craig on the Earl of Chesterfield.] Autograph Manuscript of revised draft of early part of essay by Scottish judge William Craig, Lord Craig, on the celebrated Earl of Chesterfield, author of ‘Letters to his Son’.

Lord Craig [William Craig, Lord Craig] (1745-1813), Scottish judge and essayist, involved with Henry Mackenzie in periodicals ‘The Mirror’ and ‘The Lounger’ [Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield]
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Without date or place. [Late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. Edinburgh?]

See Craig’s entry, and that of Chesterfield, in the Oxford DNB. 4pp, 4to. Bifolium. The second leaf had been neatly inserted into a windowpane mount. On brittle and aged paper; complete, but coming away at foot from torn remains of mount, with slight chipping at foot of first leaf, the central horizontal fold of which has closed tears along its crease. The item is unsigned, but ‘Lord Craig’ is identified as the author in pencil in nineteenth century hand twice on the mount. Ninety-two closely-written lines, with extensive revision and amendation.

[John Dormer [Huddleston]: Georgian reprint of tract by him.] Usury Explained; or Conscience Quieted in the Case of Putting Out Mony [sic] at Interest. By Philopenes.

'Philopenes' [John Dormer [Huddleston] (1636-1700)]
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'London: Printed by D. E. in Fetter-Lane, 1695/6. Reprinted London, 1817.'

[47]pp, 8vo, paginated [165]-211. Disbound and without covers. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with overstitching to spine. Blind stamp to the title of the Free Public Library, Wigan. In manuscript at head of title-page: 'Cat. Bought Feb. 1914. H. T. F.' Nicely printed. Extracted from a Regency collection reprinting English tracts. Now uncommon.

[ Sir Fleetwood Dormer of Lee Grange, in Quainton, Bucks. ] Autograph Signature ('Fleetwood Dormer'), 'for Sr. John Busby', to Excise receipt.

Sir Fleetwood Dormer (1658-1723) of Lee Grange, in Quainton, Buckinghamshire [ Sir John Busby (1630-1700) of Addington ]
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'His Majesties Hereditary Revenue of Excise', Tally-Court. [ Court of Excise, London. ] 12 March 1681.

1p., 12mo. On aged paper, with particular wear to one corner. Laid out in the usual style, with printed text completed in manuscript. Begins (with manuscript text in square brackets): '[12th. March 1681] | Received of the Officers of the Tally-Court, one Tally levied on His Majesties Hereditary Revenue of Excise, containing the Sum of [three pounds] due unto me for one Quarter of a Year ended at [Michas 1682] [...]'. Signed at the foot: 'Fleetwood Dormer | for Sr. John Busby'. Busby married Mary Dormer, a kinswoman of Fleetwood Dormer of Lee Grange.

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