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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
The secret history of the White-Staff, being an account of affairs under the conduct of some late ministers, and of what might probably have happened if Her Majesty had not died. With a detection of the sophistry and falsities of the said pamphlet.
London: printed by R. Mathard, 1714.
24 p. ; 17.8 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. The text of the first part of The secret history of the White-Staff by Daniel Defoe, 1714 (q.v.), with commentary attributed the Whig pamphleteer John Oldmixon. See P.N. Furbank and W.R. Owens, A critical bibliography of Daniel Defoe (London 1998), p. 149. This is a distinct work from Oldmixon's similarly titled tract A detection of the sophistry and falsities of the pamphlet, ... also published in 1714 (q.v.). ESTC n22387.

Copy Notes Bound after the three parts of Defoe's The secret history of the White-Staff, together with ten further 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 799


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