by Steele, Sir Richard
1714. A Vigorous Defense of the Hanoverian Succession Steele, Sir Richard [1672-1729]. The Crisis: Or, A Discourse Representing, From the Most Authentick Records, The Just Causes of the Late Happy Revolution: And the Several Settlements of the Crowns of England and Scotland on Her Majesty; And on the Demise of Her Majesty Without Issue, Upon the Most Illustrious Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, And the Heirs of Her Body Being Protestants; By Previous Acts of both Parliaments of the Late Kingdoms of England and Scotland; And Confirmed by the Parliament of Great Britain. With Some Seasonable Remarks on the Danger of a Popish Successor. London: Printed by Sam. Buckley, 1714. [ii], vii, , 37,  pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over marbled boards. Light rubbing to extremities, light soiling to title page and verso of final leaf, light edgewear to text block, moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. $250. * First edition, second issue. A defense of the legality of the Act of Settlement, which placed the Hanoverian George I on the throne after the death of Queen Anne, this pamphlet was answered by Jonathan Swift in his The Public Spirit of the Whigs. This exchange brought accusations of seditious libel against Steele and his expulsion from the House of Commons. The only difference between the first and second issues is that the first is dated 1713, though it was actually published in 1714. English Short-Title Catalogue T34402.
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