London: A. Millar, 1750.
2nd authorised edition. vii, , 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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