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OLDMIXON, John (1673--1742)
[A detection of the sophistry and falsities of the pamphlet. Part 1]
A detection of the sophistry and falsities of the pamphlet, entitul d [sic], The secret history of the White Staff. Containing an enquiry into the Staff's conduct in the late management, particularly with respect to the Protestant succession.
London: printed for J. Roberts, 1714.
36 p. ; 17.9 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. By John Oldmixon. A response to the first part of The secret history of the White Staff, written anonymously by Daniel Defoe in defence of his one-time patron Robert Harley, who had just resigned the white staff of his office of Lord Treasurer and was facing Whig demands for impeachment on a charge of high treason. Two further parts were added to Defoe's original pamphlet in 1714 (q.v.) and 1715 (q.v.), and a continuation of Oldmixon's response was also published in 1714 (q.v.). Woodcut capital and head- and tail-pieces. ESTC t31735.

Copy Notes Bound with thirteen further short publications on the same and other subjects, including Defoe's The secret history of the White-Staff (q.v.) and part 2 of Oldmixon's response (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 803


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