London: William Pearson for Thomas Ward, 1713. Full calf. 2 vols. 8vo (9 in, 22.9 cm).   23  xvi, 218;  221-448 ; copper plates: maps and plans. Map "page 305" at p.317. Vol. 1 with initial advertisement leaf, folded frontispiece, and subscribers list; Vol. 2 with index.
First edition: During a formative period for Britain and Parliament, following the Revolution of 1688 and the Union with Scotland in 1707, when Whigs opposed Tories, Thomas Brodrick (1654-1730) was a member of the Irish and British parliaments under William and Mary, Anne and George I. Leading Whig politician, in support of constitutional as opposed to absolute monarchism, Broderick "generally supported government, but not uniformly" and was known for his anticlerical views. - Collins's Peerage of England, vol. 8, p. 464.
ESTC T114756. Cruikshanks, History of Parliament, overview. Contemporary paneled calf; gilt spine with red morocco label. Red speckled edges. Chapters with headpiece and floriated initial; sections with tailpiece. 15 double-paged engraved plates of maps and plans. Each pastedown with bookplate of Francis Pigott, Esq., possible relation to Brodrick's wife, Anne Pigott; each front free endpaper with bookplate of Sir Willoughby Jones, Baronet. Spines, heads, top corners worn, top edges dusty, vol. 1 front blank with perforated tear. Tight, clean copy. Very good+. Item #883