A Seasonable Warning and Caution
Author: Daniel DefoePeter Jones
A Seasonable Warning And Caution Against the Insinuations of Papists and Jacobites In Favour of the Pretender 1712
By Daniel Defoe
Printed In London For J. Baker
The Volume is in Good Condition Disbound, with generally clean, well margined leaves, with a notable strip of cello-tape at the gutter on the front and rear leaves, and some mild toning and foxing otherwise.
The Volume is Complete See below for pagination & dimensions.
Daniel Defoe had operated as a spy in the early 1700s, primarily in support of the Act of Union, and a propagandist through the periodical The Review. As the war of Spanish Succession dragged on, the specter of the Old Pretender rose again with the growing power of the Whigs. In this environment, Defoe continued to ply his pen in service to the Harley, with pamphlets such as these.
With Seasonable Warning, Defoe calls on the rich history of England as a bulwark against tyranny and defender of protestant christianity in Europe, in order to turn the English people away from returning the pretender to the throne. Using copious footnote, Defoe is able to keep a lofty perspective in the main text, which reads as a sonnet or speech rather than an epistle.
Pagination & Dimensions
The volume is paginated as follows: -24. The volume collates as follows: A-C4. Each leaf measures about 175 mm. By 110 mm.