The History of Prince Mirabel's Infancy, Rise and Disgrace: With the Sudden Promotion of Novicius. In Which are Intermix'd all the Intrigues both Amorous and Political relating to those Memorable Adventures: As also the Characters of the Old and New Favourites of both Sexes in the Court of Britomartia. Collected from the Memoirs of a Courtier lately Deceas’d. ANONYMOUS.

The History of Prince Mirabel's Infancy, Rise and Disgrace: With the Sudden Promotion of Novicius. In Which are Intermix'd all the Intrigues both Amorous and Political relating to those Memorable Adventures: As also the Characters of the Old and New Favourites of both Sexes in the Court of Britomartia. Collected from the Memoirs of a Courtier lately Deceas’d.

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Baker, 1712.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: McBurney, English Prose Fiction, 58; NCBEL II, 986.
Condition: Spine and covers well worn, but sound; some foxing and browning to the paper; very good copy.
Book ID: 21313

Description

8vo, three parts bound in one, contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt rules. Each part has a separate title-page.

Comments

A satirical allegory of the careers of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, (1660-1722) ('Mirabel') and Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, (1661-1724) ('Novicius'), which was issued in three separate parts at a shilling apiece. Marlborough scholar Robert Horn declared, "This exceedingly rare work . . . stands as one of the most important and extended documents in the development of the reaction to Marlborough and his career." See Horn, Marlborough: A Survey, page 367. Small, neat signature of "A. Worth / 1724" on flyleaf and, without date, on first title-page.

Price: $750.00

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