[Edinburgh]: . 1st printing (ESTC T62804, recording 5 institutional holdings in 7 cc). Beginning paragraph decorative woodcut [1-3/4" square] with "T" in center. 15-1/4" x 9" [38.5 cm x 23 cm]. Broadside, printed recto only. General age-toning & soiling, with 3/4" of bottom margin a bit darker. Horizontal fold line in center. Other faint fold lines. A VG copy. Item #39460
"The Convention of Royal Burghs, more fully termed the Convention of the Royal Burghs [i.e., "Burrows"] of Scotland, was a representative assembly which protected the privileges and pursued the interests of Scotland’s principal trading towns, the royal burghs, from the middle of the 16th century to the second half of the 20th century.
In this broadside the Convention comments on aspects [taxes & religion primarily] of "the proposed union of the two countries, which, with The Acts of Union, i.e., the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland, put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union that had been agreed on 22 July 1706, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries. The Acts joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland (previously separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch) into a single, united kingdom named "Great Britain". [Wiki].
Rare in the trade.