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THE MODERN ADDRESSES ...
The modern addresses vindicated, and the rights of the addressers asserted, by D. De Foe. Extracted out of his book, intitled, The original right of the people of England examined and asserted.
London: printed for J. Morphew, 1710.
8 p. ; 18.2 cm. (8º)

Drop-head title. Imprint from colophon. Not in fact by Defoe, this pamphlet consists of lightly adapted extracts from Defoe's The original power of the collective body of the people of England, 1702 [i.e. 1701; see Moore], misapplied so as to appear an encouragement to Queen Anne to dismiss the Godolphin ministry and dissolve Parliament. "It is not clear exactly in what spirit this crude piece of trickery was perpetrated, but it is impossible to suppose Defoe himself responsible." See P.N. Furbank and W.R. Owens, Defoe de-attributions (London: Hambledon Press, 1994), pp. 38-9. ESTC n4754; Moore, 177.

Copy Notes Tipped in at the end of part 2 of The history of addresses, 1711, attributed to John Oldmixon (q.v.), and after The modern addresses vindicated, 1710, spuriously attributed to Defoe (q.v.). Part of a uniformly bound 48-volume set of works by or attributed to Defoe which on the evidence of endleaves variously watermarked '1814', '1808', etc. was presumably assembled around 1810--15.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Defoe's Works' and 'History Of Addresses Vol. II.'.

Reference Number 844


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