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Large post 8vo., pp [iv], 96,  'Just Published' and issued with Books lately Printed and Sold by W. Mears, at the Lamb on Ludgate-Hill, 8 pp on different paper. Waterstain at outer margin on first two leaves, deckles browned. Uncut and unpressed as issued with stab holes in gutter margin - 'One Shilling Stitched'. Later papered boards, cloth backstrip, paper title label. Budgell was born at St. Thomas, Devon on the 19th August 1686. 'In 1710 Addison, his cousin, then secretary to the lord lieutenant of Ireland, offered Budgell a clerkship; and until 1718 Budgell filled many posts with considerable ability. Meanwhile ... he wrote his Spectator papers and a few for The Guardian. In 1718, when the Duke of Bolton became lord lieutenant, Budgell quarreled with him and was dismissed. His difficulties were aggravated by the loss of 20,000 in the South Sea Bubble ... Budgell wrote libels against Sir Robert Walpole in the antigovermental Craftsman and founded his own weekly, the Bee (1733-35) which ran to 100 numbers, many filled with vainglorious self-justification. Disliked by many, Budgell was criticized by Alexander Pope in the Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot and in The Dunciad. His last years were spent in litigation concerning a will that he may have forged, making him beneficiary'. Encylopedia Britannica. Many considered him of unsound mind. He drowned himself on May 4th, 1737, after filling his pockets with stones and walking off Dorset stairs.
Title: The Second Part of Liberty and Property: A Pamphlet, Highly necessary To be Read by every Englishman, who has the least Regard for those two Invaluable Blessings. Containing A Curious Account of Some Things which have happened since the Publication of the First Part. With An Original Letter from the Author to the Honourable Mr. Justice Fortescue, one of his Majesty's Judges in the Court of Common Pleas. And Some Remarks upon Mr. Walsingham's late Proper Reply to the First Part of Liberty and Property.
Publisher: W. Mears at the Lamb upon Ludgate Hill:, ., 0
Book Condition: Very Good
kg: 1.00 kg
Seller ID: 1297
Keywords: law, legal history, yeighteenth century, 18th century, 18c