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SOME ACCOUNT OF THE TWO NIGHTS COURT AT GREENWICH
Some account of the two nights court at Greenwich. Wherein may be seen the reason, rise and progress of the late unnatural rebellion, against His sacred Majesty King George, and his government.
Dublin: printed by Thomas Hume, and sold by Patrick Campbell, 1717.
40 p. ; 15.3 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe, but this is now disputed; see P.N. Furbank and W.S. Owens, Defoe de-attributions, (London 1994), 343. First published in 1716 in separate London and Edinburgh editions. Concerns a secret meeting of Tory lords at the time of King George's arrival in England as part of a Jacobite design to keep Queen Anne's death a secret until plans for the proclamation of the Pretender were matured. ESTC t160151; Moore 34.

Copy Notes Bound (5) in a collection of eleven political tracts by or associated with Defoe, dated between 1710 and 1717. 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 'Miscellanies'. Cased (18.8 cm) to match the set.

Reference Number 819


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