London: Various Publishers, 1728-49. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #30323
A series of pamphlets published in London between 1728 and 1749. All are first editions except one. Contemporary half calf over paper covered boards. Includes the following: 1) A Proper Reply to a Late Infamous and Scurrilous Libel, Intitled, A Congratulatory Letter to a Certain Right Honourable Person Upon His Late Disappointment; Printed for J. Robinson, 1743; 28pp. 2) A Letter to the Craftsman from Eustace Budgell Esq; Occasion'd by His Late Presenting an Humble Complaint to His Majesty Against the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. The Seventh Edition; Printed for J. Wilford, 1730; 42pp; headpiece, initial. 3) [An Answer to One Part of a Late Infamous Libel] Intitled, Remarks on the Craftsman's Vindication of His Two Honourable Patrons; In Which the Character and Conduct of Mr. P. Is Fully Vindicated; Printed for R. Francklin, 1731; 62pp; head-piece, initial; part of the title page is missing. 4) A Proper Reply to a Late Scurrilous Libel; Intitled, Sedition and Defamation Display'd. In a Letter to the Author; Printed for R. Francklin, 1731; 36pp; tail-piece. 5) A Final Answer to the Remarks on the Craftsman's Vindications; And to All the Libels, Which Have Come, or May Come from the Same Quarter Against the Person, Last Mentioned in the Craftsman of the 22d of May; Printed for R. Francklin, 1731; 32pp; head-piece, initial, tail-piece; first edition, with the erratum. 6) A Letter to Mr. Cibber, on His Letter to Mr. Pope; Printed for J. Roberts, 1742; 26pp. 7) A Defence of the Enquiry into the Reasons of the Conduct of Great-Britain, &c: Occasioned by the Paper Published in the Country-Journal or Craftsman on Saturday, Jan. 4, 1728-9; Printed and Sold by Ja. Roberts, 1729; 40pp; tail-piece. 8) An Epistle to W. S. Esq; Containing Some Political Remarks on His Speech in the House of Commons, Against Sir R. W.'s Proposal for Increasing the Civil List Revenue. And Proving It to Be, (1.) A Gross and Insolent Misrepresentation of the Late King's Government. (2.) A Virulent Invective Against the Late Ministry and the Late Parliament. (3.) An Audacious Reflection on His Present Majesty's Speeches, Counsels and Conduct. With a Word of Advice to Himself; Printed for J. Peele, 1728; 28pp; head-piece and initial; the margin of one of the leaves was excised; the corner of another was restored with minor loss to text. 9) Opposition Not Faction; or, The Rectitude of the Present Parliamentary Opposition to the Present Expensive Measures, Justified by Reasons and Facts: In Answer to a Late Book, Intitled, Faction Detected, &c. in a Letter from Bath to a Member of Parliament; Printed for M. Cooper, 1743; 63pp; head-piece and initial; Graff 3115. 10) A Letter, to the Author of an Examination of the Principles; and an Enqury into the Conduct of the Two B-----rs: In Which Is Proved, by Indisputable Facts of Foreign Transactions, That the Two B-----rs Are True Guardians to These Kingdoms; Have Done Everything in Their Power, to Retrieve What Was Lost in a Late Administration; That They Have Already Recover'd More Than Could Probably Be Expected; and Are Therefore Falsly Accused by the Said Letter Writer; Printed for G. Keith, 1749; head-piece and initial; the margins of several leaves were excised (text not affected); 82pp. 18th century bookplate of W. Dunlap on the front pastedown. The book belonged also to Robert Burbidge Armistead of New Kent County, Virginia, and whose family was originally from Yorkshire County, England. There are some annotations by him on a few of the leaves, including one about a particularly nasty bout of winter weather on February 21, 1792. Boards are extremely worn, rear hinge weak. ; Octavo.