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OLDMIXON, John (1673--1742)
[The history of addresses. Part 1]
The history of addresses. By one very near a kin to the author of the Tale of a tub.
London: printed in the year 1709.
[16], 244, [8] p. ; 18.2 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Attributed to John Oldmixon; sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe and occasionally to Jonathan Swift. Claimed by Oldmixon in his Memoirs of the press, 1742. A tale of a tub, by Jonathan Swift, was first published in 1704. The work is a collection of public professions of loyalty designed to show the inconsistency and hypocrisy of the speakers at times of political crisis. A second part was published in 1711 (q.v.). ESTC t61258; Teerink/Scouten 1002.

Copy Notes 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. I.'.

Reference Number 834


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