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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
Some considerations on a law for triennial parliaments. With an enquiry, I. Whether there may not be a time when it is necessary to suspend the execution, even of such laws as are most essential to the liberties of the people? II. Whether this is such a time or no?
[Dublin]: London, printed, and re-printed in Dublin by J. Carson, for J. Affleck, bookseller, 1716.
32 p. ; 15.4 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe. First edition: London, 1716. With reference to the Act for the frequent meeting and calling of Parliaments, 1694 (6 & 7 Will. & Mar.c.2). ESTC t65961; Moore 345; Furbank and Owens 182 (London ed.).

Copy Notes Some letters inscribed in ink on title-page; footnote about 'Captain Counter', implicated in an assassination plot in 1695, inscribed in ink in a tiny hand on p. 8. Bound (1) 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 814


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