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THE PATRIOT
The Patriot. Numb. XCV. (-- XCVI.) From Thursday November 11. to Saturday November 13. 1714. (From Saturday November 13. to Tuesday November 16. 1714. Remarks on the White Staff, the Mitre and the Purse.)
London: printed for J. Roberts, [1714].
2 fold. half-sheets ; 28.8 cm. x 18.0 cm.

Imprint from colophon; year of publication from dates of coverage. Drop-head title preceded by issue number. Texts are unsigned. The Patriot, a Whig journal in support of the Protestant succession to Queen Anne, was published from Numb. I. (Monday March 22. 1714) - Numb. CXXV. (Thursday January 20. to Saturday January 22. 1715) and ceased when the succession was assured. Each number is a single half-sheet with price within brackets at foot of recto 'Price Two Pence.'. Number XCVI has additional drop-head title in which 'the White Staff' is Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, who had just resigned the white staff of his office of Lord Treasurer; 'the Mitre' is Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester; 'the Purse' is Simon Harcourt, Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor.

Copy Notes Two issues only, folded and bound in after part 1 of The history of the White-Staff, 1714 (q.v.), Daniel Defoe's controversial apology for his erstwhile patron, the Earl of Oxford, and preceding parts 2 and 3 of the same work and ten other short publications on the same and other subjects. 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 802


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