A Collection of Seven Eighteenth- Century British Pamphlets
DEFOE, Daniel. Best Preservative against the Plague. With a Short Account of the State of this Nation, from the Conclusion of the Grand Rebellion of Oliver Cromwel to the Revolution. By an Englilh-Man [sic]. [With 6 other pamphlets]. London: Printed fot J. Leminge , 1721.
First Edition. xii, 51, [1,blank] pp. Title-page with small old ink note, not affecting text. With a drop-head title on page 1. According the the ESTC, this text is sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe. "'An historical account of plain matters of fact, relating both to Church and State, as they stood in this nation before the Revolution’ - A Jacobite tract." [From ESTC T112354].

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[Hoadley, Benjamin, Anonymous]. An Enquiry into the Reasons of the Conduct of Great Britain, with relation to the present state of Affairs in Europe. London; Printed for James Roberts, 1727.

First London edition. 112 pp. Title-page with engraved vignette, and engraved head-piece and initial. Title-page with some staining. Some mild dampstaining and toning throughout. " Published for the Information of the Inhabitants of New-England." [Sabin 32280]. ESTC T32769. Evans 2880.

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[Anonymous]. Considerations on the present state of affairs in Europe, and particularly with regard to the number of forces in the pay of Great-Britain. The Second Edition. London; Printed for J. Roberts, 1730.

Second edition. [2, blank], [3]-53, [3, blank] pp. Engraved title-page vignette, and engraved head-piece and initial. Front blank a bit stained and with a small hole, but text is clean. This anonymous pamphlet defends the employ of the Hessian soldiers in the British Army. ESTC T76562.

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[Matthew Concanen, the Elder? Anonymous ] The rise and fall of the late projected excise, Impartially Consider'd. By a friend to the English Constitution Printed for J. Peele, 1733. First London Edition. 61, [3, blank] pp. With half-title. Attributed to Concanen by ESTC. Old ink notes on the verso of final blank. Concerning duties on Tobacco and Wine. Goldsmiths’, 7157. ESTC T63487.

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[Britannicus] The sly subscription: on the Norfolk monarch, &c. To which is added, the Briton’s speech to Sir Politick. London; Printed for T. Tibbitt, 1733. First edition. 47, [1, ads] pp. Engraved head-pieces and initial. This issue lacks the 'To Sir R-t W-e, an epistle’ which appears in the other issue noted in ESTC. The Dedication is signed "Britannicus." ESTC N23415.

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[Pulteney, William, Earl of Bath, Anonymous]. The politicks on both sides, with regard to foreign affairs, stated from their own writings, and examined by the Course of Events. With some observations on the present state of affairs in Great Britain, And the Effects of our Negotiations, for several Years past. London; Printed by H. Haines, at Mr. Francklin's, 1734. (Pr. I s.).

First edition. 75, [1, blank] pp. Engraved head-piece and initial. Stab marks are visible, and one the final page the holes are large, but still not affecting text. Goldsmiths’, 7203. " Relates incidentally to the West Indies, South Sea Company, etc." Sabin, 66642. ESTC T43989. "Published to coincide with the opening of the last Parliament before the elections of 1734 and written as a 'blanket' attack on Walpole's ministry. With characteristic skill Pulteney holds up to scorn all of Walpole's policies, domestic as well as foreign, good as well as bad. The authorship was established in Vaucher's Walpole et la politique de Fleury, p. 81. [Quaritch].

Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 inches; 210 x 128 mm). All pamphlets bound together in contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Some occasional foxing but otherwise very clean. Previous owners old ink notes on front endpapers. A very good copy.

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