Reasons against the Succession of the House of Hanover
Author: Daniel DefoePeter Jones
Reasons against the Succession of the House of Hanover 1713 First Edition
By Daniel Defoe
Printed In London by For J.Baker
The Volume is in Good Condition bound in quarter mottled calf over marbled boards, with gilt lettering along the spine: externally the boards and spine are lightly scuffed, with wear at the hinges, with splits forming at the front of the hinge, with the board corners lightly scuffed. Internally the leaves are clean and amply margined, being uncut, with some mild foxing and small faint stains occasionally.
The Volume is Complete in All Respects
the Vigor with which Daniel Defoe advocated for the Act of Union and the policies of the Harley administration, did at one point land him in hot water. Reasons against the Succession was a pamphlet in which defoe mimics a Jacobite voice, but clearly belittles their perspective. While intended as a satire of the Jacobite Position, the Whig’s saw it as cleaving to close Harley, Defoes’ original employer, whom they did not trust. Defoe was pardoned, as the Queen still held Lord Oxford as minister, and Defoe continued to write, but began shifting his attention to other subjects, releasing Robinson Crusoe in 1719
Pagination & Dimensions
The volume is paginated as follows: [ii], 45, . The volume collates as follows: [A]1, B-F4, G3. The volume measures about 20 cm. By 12.5 cm. By 0.5 cm. Each leaf measures about 195 mm. By 115 mm. See below for pagination & dimensions.