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DEFOE, Daniel (1660?--1731)
Reformation of manners, a satyr.
[London]: printed in the year 1702.
[4], 64 p. ; 19.9 cm. (4°)

Anonymous; by Daniel Defoe (see Paula R. Backscheider, Daniel Defoe: his life, Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989, pp. 109, 198). An imitation of Juvenal's first satire. According to Furbank and Owens, there were three editions of the poem in 1702. In this edition, the motto on the title-page is 'Væ Vobis Hipocritè.', and the last word of text on p. 55 is 'Eys'; another edition has 'Hypocritè' and 'Eyes' (q.v.). ESTC n6; Furbank and Owens 34; Foxon D147; Moore 43.

Copy Notes Title-page inscribed faintly in pencil In Vol 1 of the Works 8vo. Cropped with some loss of headline. Bound (6) in a collection of similar pamphlets by or associated with Daniel Defoe. 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 'True Born Englishman ...'. Later numbered '110' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2048


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