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BATEMAN, Thomas (fl. 1700--1715)
An answer to a pamphlet entitul'd Frauds and abuses at St. Paul's. With an appendix relating to the revenues and repairs of that cathedral.
London: printed for John Morphew, 1713.
vii, [1], 88 p. ; 19.8 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Attributed to Thomas Bateman. A response to Frauds and abuses at St. Paul's (q.v.), Francis Hare's anonymously published attack on the architect Sir Christopher Wren and the master carpenter Richard Jennings, this pamphlet was intended to be read in conjunction with Fact against scandal (q.v.), issued some weeks earlier and also attributed to Bateman. A note on the title-page of this and the BAL copy of the present pamphlet dates its publication to 21 March. ESTC t28022; BAL, Early printed books, no. 3757.

Copy Notes Date of publication on title-page amended in ink 1713/2 and 21. March. At top 10d. Bound (2) after Frauds and abuses at St. Paul's (q.v.) with four other pamphlets concerning the controversy and two additional items both dated 1678 tipped in on guards at the end.

Binding C19th calf, blind triple-ruled borders with small floral corner ornaments in blind, gilt triple-ruled and blind-tooled spine, dark green spine-label gilt-lettered 'Pamphlets On St Pauls'. Later numbered '70' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5472


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