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DEFOE, Daniel (1660?--1731)
[The mock mourners. 1702. 4th ed.]
The mock mourners. A satyr, by way of elegy on King William. The fourth edition corrected. By the author of The true-born Englishman.
London: printed 1702.
[4], 32 p. ; 19.9 cm. (4°)

The 'Author of The True-born Englishman' was Daniel Defoe; The true-born Englishman was first published in 1700 and became Defoe's signature work (q.v., 1701 ed.). First published following the death of William III on 8 March 1702. According to the title-pages, the poem ran up to nine 'corrected' editions in 1702, but at least four of these seem to have been reimpressions only. Furbank and Owens 32; Foxon D137; Moore 42; ESTC n4717.

Copy Notes Wanting a half-title? Title-page faintly inscribed in pencil In Vol 1 of the Works 8vo. Bound (2) in a collection of similar pamphlets by or associated with Daniel Defoe, following a copy of The true-born Englishman, 1701 (q.v.). 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 2047


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