London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1731. , viii, 48pp, stitched with the half title. Mild dusting, untrimmed, Very Good.
[offered with] A PROPER REPLY TO A LATE SCURRILOUS LIBEL; INTITLED, SEDITION AND DEFAMATION DISPLAY'D. BY CALEB D'ANVERS, OF GRAY'S-INN, ESQ. London: Printed for R. Francklin. 1731. 36pp, stitched. Upper corner area spotted for about half the text, Good+.
[offered with] AN ANSWER TO ONE PART OF A LATE INFAMOUS LIBEL, INTITLED, REMARKS ON THE CRAFTSMAN'S VINDICATION OF HIS TWO HONOURABLE PATRONS; IN WHICH THE CHARACTER AND CONDUCT OF MR. P. IS FULLY VINDICATED. IN A LETTER TO THE MOST NOBLE AUTHOR. London: Printed for R. Francklin. 1731. 62pp, stitched and untrimmed. Title and last page dusted, else Very Good.
Several pamphlets on the annoyances caused by Amhurst, whose nom de plume was Caleb D'Anvers, and who edited a popular periodical, 'The Craftsman,' which criticized the government. It was the leading anti-Walpole journal of its time. At this time in England, animadversions upon the government, whether true or not, whether opinion or fact, were sufficient to charge the publisher with libel.
ESTC T47414, T42775, T22028. Sabin 66643. Item #28258