MISCELLANEA AULICA: OR, A COLLECTION OF STATE-TREATISES NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.

London: Printed for J. Hartley, 1702. [16],175,[1],161-440pp. Modern half morocco. Small ink library stamp on titlepage, else internally very clean. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM28749

A collection of British documents, essays, and letters relevant to relations between various nations, most notably Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Of particular interest are two theoretical essays, "The Great Question resolv'd, whether a King of England can make Wars and Alliances, without notifying it before his two Houses of Parliament"; and "A Brief Enquiry into Leagues and Alliances Made betwixt Princes and Nations, and the Nature of their Obligation." The essay on making wars and alliances plumbs British history to argue that the sole prerogative in such matters rests with the monarch, and cannot be compromised by Parliament. OCLC 3530645.

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