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SECOND PART OF THE IMPARTIAL SECRET HISTORY ...
[Impartial secret history of Arlus. Part 2]
The second part of the impartial secret history of Arlus, Fortunatus, & Odolphus, ministers of state to the Empress of Grand-Insula. In which are discover'd, the true and just causes of the removal of Arlus, and justice is done to the character of Fortunatus and Odolphus; and they prov'd to have discharg'd their trusts with equal honour, honesty, and success. Humbly offered to those good people of Grand-Insula, who love their country, and are not biggotted to a party.
[London]: printed in the year, 1710.
35, [1] p. ; 15.3 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. A continuation of The impartial secret history of Arlus, Fortunatus, and Odolphus, 1710, written in response to Colley Cibber's similarly titled, anonymously printed pamphlet The secret history of Arlus and Odolphus (q.v.) which went through several editions in the same year, and is sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe. 'Arlus' is Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, 'Fortunatus' is John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough and 'Odolphus' Sidney Godolphin, Earl of Godolphin, the political leaders of Queen Anne's cabinet. ESTC t47343.

Copy Notes Bound (4) in a collection of eleven political tracts by or associated with Defoe, dated between 1710 and 1717, following Cibber's pamphlet. 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 818


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