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A DIALOGUE ...
A dialogue between the Staff, the Mitre, and the Purse. With a conclusion by Lord John Bull. By one who knows them all.
London: printed for J. Roberts, 1715.
[4], 35, [1] p. ; 17.9 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. The 'Mitre' is Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester; the 'Purse' is Simon Harcourt, Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor; the 'Staff' is Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, former Lord Treasurer. One of numerous contributions to a flurry of pamphlets occasioned by Daniel Defoe's anonymously published defence of Harley, The secret history of the White-Staff, 1714 (q.v.). ESTC n228.

Copy Notes Bound with thirteen further short publications on the same and other subjects including the three parts of Daniel Defoe's anonymous The secret history of the White-Staff (q.v.). 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 'Hist. Of The White Staff Mitre & Purse'.

Reference Number 807


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