A Collection of English Satirical Pamphlets, Many Rare, in a Contemporary Binding [Satire]. [Great Britain]. [Bound Collection of Satirical Pamphlets on Legal and Political Topics]. London, 1684-1712. 20 pamphlets (and 3 defective pamphlets). Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, raised bands and early hand-lettered title label (reading "Tracts") to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, minor chip to head of spine, some chipping to edges of title label, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning and light foxing to contents, margins of some pamphlets trimmed closely, just touching text in places, some leaves have light edgewear and dampspotting. $9,500. * Based on their viewpoint, this rare collection of satirical pamphlets was probably compiled and later bound by a High Tory. They deal with political, legal and social matters. Several concern the War of the Spanish Succession [1701-1714]. Contents (excluding the three defective pamphlets): 1. [Arbuthnot, John]. A Complete Key to the Three Parts of Law Is a Bottomless-Pit (London, 1712). 8pp. This edition with 4 lines of motto on title. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) locates 6 copies. Not in British Library (BL). 2. [Arbuthnot, John]. Law is a Bottomless-Pit. Exemplified in the Case of The Lord Strutt, John Bull, Nicholas Frog, and Lewis Baboon. Who Spent All they Had in a Law-Suit (London, 1712). 16 pp. This edition not in BL. 3. [Arbuthnot, John]. John Bull In His Senses: Being the Second Part of Law is a Bottomless-Pit (London, 1712). 16pp. This edition not in BL. 4. [Arbuthnot, John]. John Bull Still in His Senses: Being the Third Part of Law is a Bottomless-Pit (London, 1712). 32 pp. This edition not in BL. 5. S[peed], R[obert]. The Counter-Scuffle... Whereunto is Added The Irish Entertainment. Written by W. & G. (Dublin, 1684). 30 pp. Woodcut royal coat of arms on title, small ink marks on title. ESTC locates 2 copies. 6. [Leslie, (Charles)]. A Short and Easie Method with the Deists. Wherein the Truth of the Christian Religion is Demonstrated... (Dublin, 1699) 40pp. ESTC locates 3 copies.
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