Later Stuart Tracts
Archibald Constable and Co., Ltd.
With an introduction by george a. aitken. (an english garner).
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches.  + xxix + 404 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Extremities worn, and fly leaves lightly browned; otherwise a very good clean ex-library copy with class no. on spine and neat label on front pastedown. Illustrated by facsimiles or reprints of original title pages and by text figures. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and by title page device. The contents of this selection of sixteen Later Stuart Tracts in the English Garner series, include original texts by Sir William Petty (1623-87), on Political Arithmetic (1690), a famous work on economics, which advocated the principle of 'laissez-faire,' by government; sixteen texts by Daniel Defoe (1697-1715), including The History of the Kentish Petition (1701), and five satirical texts featuring John Bull by John Arbuthnot (1712) These tracts were reprinted from the English Garner by Professor Edward Arber (1836-1912), with the addition of Defoe's Preface from The Review. Arbuthnot (1667-1735) was a physician and satirist, who was linked with Pope and Swift in the Scriblerus Club founded in 1714. George Atherton Aitken (1860-1917) was an author, biographer, DNB contributor and book collector, who specialised in the Queen Anne period.
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