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THE HISTORY OF THE MITRE ...
[The history of the Mitre and Purse. Part 2]
The history of the Mitre and Purse continued, wherein the villanies of the Staff are further detected, and the conduct of the late ministers, that would not join with him in betraying their Queen and country, is more amply set forth in the discovery of several private transactions not yet made publick. Part II.
London: printed for J. Morphew, 1714.
32, 17--24 p. ; 17.9 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Sometimes attributed to William Pittis and to Francis Atterbury. A continuation of The history of the Mitre and Purse, 1714 (Dublin ed., q.v.). 'The Mitre' is Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester; 'Purse' is Simon Harcourt, Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor; 'Staff' is Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford. Text continuous despite pagination. ESTC t36504.

Copy Notes In brackets on title-page 'Price One Shilling' altered in ink to 6d. 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.), and the first part of the 'History'. 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 806


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