London: Printed and Sold by J. Wilford... 1731. 12mo. , 46, [2 publ. advt.] pp. Widely scattered foxing, front free endpaper remargined, else Very Good, in modern cloth.
Preceded by a couple of London printings in the early 1700s, this is a satire on the "Sort of People, who call themselves True-born, and tell long Stories of their Families, and like a Nobleman of Venice, think a Foreigner ought not to walk on the same Side of the Street with them." Defoe's Preface explains the advantages of a Nation, like England, arising from "Mixtures of Blood" of different cultures. After the Preface and Introduction, the 46-page poem is printed. The final leaf is a list of books printed for the Wilford firm.
ESTC N45837 [3- Boston Public, U DE, U Chi.]. OCLC 15673294 [3- U DE, U CA, Nat. Lib. Scotland] [as of 7/12]. Item #29041