A View of the Political State of Scotland at The Late General Election. Containing An Introductory Treatise on the Election Laws; Lists of the Peers and the Procedure at the late Election, with the Effect of the Protests; The Rolls of the Freeholders of Scotland; an Abstract of the Sets of the Royal Boroughs and the Names of their Delegates &c. &c. Exhibiting the Manner in which every Peer, Freeholder and Borough in Scotland voted at the late General Election; With other interesting Political Information.

  • [Mackenzie, Alexander]
  • Edinburgh: Mundell and Son 1790
  • ESTC T83148.


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. viii, [ii], 55, [1], 262 + folding chart. Contemporary calf, spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco label. Small handling tear to chart. Extremities a little rubbed and bumped. Armorial bookplate of Charles MacKenzie of Kilcoy to front pastedown, another ink inscription to front free endpaper partly crossed through.


The 'Late General Election' in the title is that which took place in June and July 1790, the prefatory advertisement explaining the scope of the volume being dated November of that year. It contains the full results of the general election for the Houses of Commons of Great Britain and Ireland, a full list of peers and the roll of freeholders of Scottish counties and how they voted, the concepts of a secret ballot and universal suffrage being as of yet some way off. A scarce publication, with ESTC listing copies in no more than a dozen locations.

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