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Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712. John Arbuthnot, Jonathan Swift.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.
Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.

Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, London, 1712.

An Iconic Eighteenth-Century Satire Owned by an Important Victorian Bookseller [Arbuthnot, John (1667-1735)]. [Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)]. Law is a Bottomless-Pit. Exemplify'd in the Case of the Lord Strutt, John Bull, Nicholas Frog, And Lewis Baboon. Who Spent All They Had in a Law-Suit. Printed from a Manuscript Found in the Cabinet of the Famous Sir Humphry Polesworth. London: Printed for John Morphew, Near Stationer's-Hall, 1712. Price 3d. 24 pp. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) T114789 (?). [With] John Bull in His Senses: Being the Second Part of Law is a Bottomless-Pit. [...] London: Printed for John Morphew, Near Stationer's-Hall, 1712. Price 3d. 24, [2] pp. Final leaf (added?) blank. Publisher advertisement at foot of p. 24. ESTC N10231. [And] John Bull Still in His Senses: Being the Third Part of Law is a Bottomless-Pit. [...] London: Printed for John Morphew, Near Stationer's-Hall, 1712. Prince 6d. 47, [1] pp. Final page is a publisher advertisement. ESTC T29119 (variant). [And] Lewis Baboon Turned Honest, And John Bull Politician. Being The Fourth Part of Law is a Bottomless-Pit. [...] London: Printed for John Morphew, Near Stationers-Hall, 1712. Price 6d. 45, [3] pp. Publisher advertisement to 2 of final 3 pp. ESTC N3650. [And] An Appendix to John Bull Still in His Senses: Or, Law is a Bottomless-Pit. [...] London: Printed for John Morphew, Near Stationer's-Hall, 1712. Price 3d. 22, [2] pp. Publisher advertisement to last 2 pp. ESTC T22316. [And] A Complete Key to the Three Parts of Law is a Bottomless-Pit, And the Story of the St. Alban's Ghost. The Second Edition Corrected. [London: s.n., 1712]. 8 pp. ESTC T31052. Disbound stab-stitched pamphlets, approximately 7" x 4-1/4", later bookplates of Harry Buxton Forman tipped onto title pages not affecting text. Moderate toning, light foxing, soiling, edgewear and faint dampstains in a few places, Forman's brief shelfmarks in pencil to first pages of titles I, II and IV. I: First and final leaves detached, trimming to foot of second leaf just touching catchword. II: Embossed seller stamps (John H.W. Cadby) to final blank, ms note in pencil dated 1841 to its verso. III: Final leaf starting at foot but secure, a few early ink annot.

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