(Defoe, Daniel, or Welwood, James – both attributed)

An Answer to the Late K. James’s Last Declaration, dated at St. Germains, April 17. S.N. 1693.


First Edinburgh edition, 4to, ends trifle dusty (2) 22 pp., disbound.


SKU: 6691

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The writer responds section by section to James’s latest declaration “to all his loving subjects” tearing apart and in some cases ridiculing his text.James who still had notions of being restored to the throne issued these declarations at regular intervals changing his intentions each time hence leading himself open to ridicule from the Protestants. The rare Edinburgh reprint of the London original (1693) and if the attribution is correct one of Defoe’s earliest publications. However this attribution is disputed by Furbank and Owens in their Defoe de-attributions. Wing D 827D ESTC on line (L, O, EN, INV, ESS; MH, WF) Moore 12. Aldiss 3291.