A Vigorous Argument Against the Restoration of the Stuart Monarchy Higden, William [1662 or 1663-1715]. A Defence of the View of the English Constitution with Respect to the Sovereign Authority of the Prince, And the Allegiance of the Subject. By Way of Reply to the Several Answers that Have Been Made to It. London: Printed for S. Keble at the Turks-Head, and R. Gosling at the Miter in Fleetstreet, 1710. [xvi], 192 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Later half-vellum over marbled boards, printed paper title label to spine, black-stamped "12" to center of spine, "1710" to foot, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $350. * First edition. This vigorous argument against the restoration of the Stuart succession was preceded by another publication on the same theme: A View of the English Constitution, With Respect to the Sovereign Authority of the Prince, And the Allegiance of the Subject (1710). George Harbin responded to these works with the pro-Stuart Hereditary Right of the Crown of England Asserted; the History of the Succession Since the Conquest Clear'd; And the True English Constitution Vindicated from the Misrepresentations of Dr. Higden's View and Defence (1713). George Ridpath replied to Harbin with a defense of Higden titled Parliamentary Right Maintain'd or the Hanover Succession Justify'd (1714). English Short-Title Catalogue T32288.
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