Publisher: London: Printed by Sam. Buckley and sold by Ferd. Burleigh, 1714.
Edition: First edition, second issue, with the imprint changed from 1713 to 1714.
Bibliographical References: Rothschild 1950; ESTC T34402; NCBEL II, 1115.
Condition: Title-page and final leaf a bit dust-soiled and grubby; a good copy, enclosed in a cloth chemise and slipcase.
Book ID: 28260
Description4to, later drab wrappers, stitched, untrimmed, 37 pages + 1 page of publisher’s ads.
CommentsA widely circulated and controversial polemic on the question of Hanoverian succession by Richard Steele (1672-1729), which - together with his pamphlet The Englishman - led him to be expelled from the House of Commons for scandalous and seditious libels against Her Majesty, the Nobility, Gentry and Clergy of the Kingdom. The Crisis was responded to by Jonathan Swift in his equally famous The Publick Spirit of the Whigs (1714).