DAVIES, Sir John. Historical Tracts: Consisting of 1: A Discovery of the true cause why Ireland was never brought under obedience of the Crown of England. 2: A Letter to the Earl of Salisbury on the State of Ireland, in 1607. 3: A Letter to the Earl of Salisbury, in 1610; giving an account of the Plantation in Ulster. 4: A Speech to the Lord Deputy in 1613, tracing the Ancient Constitution of Ireland. To which is prefixed a New Life of the Author, from authentic documents.
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Dublin: Printed by William Porter for Mess. White, Gilbert, Byrne, Whitestone, W. Porter, and Moore, 1787. Post octavo. First edition. pp. [iv], xxxviii, 313. Contemporary full calf, spine professionally rebacked with decorative blind tooling painted in green, title in gilt on original red morocco label. Neat book label of previous owner on titlepage. A very good copy. Scarce.
ESTC T134678. Donoghue p.79. Sir John Davies was Attorney General and speaker of the House of Commons in Ireland.
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