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COLLIER, Jeremy (1650--1726)
A defence of The short view of the profaneness and immorality of the English stage, &c. Being a reply to Mr. Congreve's Amendments, &c. And to the Vindication of the author of the Relapse. By Jeremy Collier, M.A.
London: printed for S. Keble, and R. Sare, 1705.
[4], 139, [1] p. ; 18.8 cm. (8º)

Congreve's Amendments of Mr. Collier's false and imperfect citations and Vanbrugh's A short vindication of The relapse and The provok’d wife from immorality and prophaneness were published in November 1698 in response to the criticisms of the Short View (q.v.), and Collier resumed his attack with his Defence first published in 1699. This is the second edition although not designated as such. He issued a second defence aginst criticisms by Drake and others in 1700 (q.v.). A list of 'Books printed for R. Sare, ... All four by Mr. Collier' on final verso. ESTC n527; Arnott, Robinson & Lowe 292.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with A second defence of The short view ..., 1700 (q.v.) and A farther vindication ..., 1708 (q.v.), in a volume bought from W. Boone together with a copy of 'Collier on the Stage' (q.v.) for 4s. 6d. on 19 January 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.11). Inscribed in ink on title-page JG[--ll?], possibly an ownership inscription.

Binding C18th calf, blind double-ruled borders with blind roll-tooling parallel to spine, dark red spine-label with spine-title 'Collier's Defence'.

Reference Number 3724


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