AN ACCIDENTAL DEFOE RARITY

Miscellanies … viz. I. Advice to a Daughter. II. The Character of a Trimmer. III. The Anatomy of an Equivalent. IV. A Letter to a Dissenter. V. Cautions for a Choice of Parliament Men. VI. A rough Draft of a new Model at Sea. VII. Maxims of State, &c.

London: Printed for Matt. Gillyflower … 1700.

8vo., pp. [2], 21, [1], 84, [6], 97, [1], 42, 16, [2], 44, [2], 21, [3], 6, [6], 30, with an engraved frontispiece; foxed, first and last four gatherings browned; in contemporary panelled calf, rebacked; bookplate of Graham Pollard.

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First edition, the issue without the two rows of ornaments to the title-page, and with Q4-R3 uncancelled. Defoe’s Letter to a Dissenter (first published 1688) rather than Halifax’s was printed in error on leaves Q4-R3, and these leaves are cancelled in later issues (in the present copy Q4 is torn for cancellation). Halifax’s actual Letter is printed on two final gatherings (leaves Q-q8).

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