Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: on the idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the accession of King George the First. Henry St. John Bolingbroke,  Viscount.
Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: on the idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the accession of King George the First
Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: on the idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the accession of King George the First

Bought at Auction in Philadelphia 1750

Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: on the idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the accession of King George the First.

London: A. Millar, 1750.

2nd authorised edition. vii, [1], 9-199, 300-338,[2, ads]pp. 8vo. Bought at Auction in Philadelphia 1750. Bound in contemporary calf, rubbed but sound. ESTC T26233. Item #300170

Inscribed on the feont free endpaper, "Thomas Lightfoot/ Book Bought at the/Auction in Philadelphia March 1750/ Price..."

This Thomas Lightfoot of the well known Quaker family has dates 1728-1793.

A book of intense controversy because of the author’s Advertisement, in which he accused Alexander Pope, his now deceased friend, of surreptitiously printing “The Idea of a Patriot King” without Bolingbroke’s permission. Benjamin Franklin printed the book in the same year. “For his copy text Franklin used Bolingbroke’s authorized 1749 London edition published by Andrew Millar…” — MIller, p. 265.

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