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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
Jure divino: a satyr. In twelve books. By the author of The true-born-Englishman.
London: [Benjamin Bragge?], 1706.
[4], xlii, [2], ii, v, [1], 23, [1], 24, 19, 68-93, 26, 15, 135--278 p., engr. frontis. port. ; 18.2 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. The 'Author of the True-Born-Englishman' = Daniel Defoe, who signs the preface 'D.F.'. This is a philosophical verse essay in twelve books, which Defoe had begun before his arrest for seditious libel in 1703, and delayed publication on political and financial grounds. The present octavo edition is a piracy published simultaneously with the genuine folio first edition, attributed to Defoe's former printer Benjamin Bragge; see P.N. Furbank and W.R. Owens, A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe (London 1998), p. 76. Books I--VI have separate pagination; books VII--XII have continuous pagination. ESTC t66292; Moore, 115; Foxon, D130; Furbank and Owens, 81.

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 'Jure Divino'.

Reference Number 829


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