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John Bull still in his senses : being the third part of Law is a bottomless-pit / printed from a manuscript found in the cabinet of the famous Sir Humphry Polesworth: and publish'd, (as well as the two former parts) by the author of the New Atalantis.

Author/Creator:
Arbuthnot, John, 1667-1735.
Other Title:
Law is a bottomless-pit
Publication:
London : Printed for John Morphew ..., 1712.
Format/Description:
Book
47, [1] p. ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Fingerprint:
15's lln- l-p- "I"a (3) 1712 (A)
Subjects:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1702-1714 -- Pamphlets.
Great Britain -- History -- Anne, 1702-1714 -- Pamphlets.
Great Britain -- History -- Humor.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- Anecdotes.
Political satire, English.
Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714 -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Booksellers' advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Notes:
"Both Swift and Pope ascribe this to Arbuthnot." Cf. Dictionary of national biography.
Attributed also to Swift. Cf. Evans. American bibliography.
The statement "publish'd ... by the author of the New Atalantis" is misleading. That work was written by Mary de la Rivière Manley (1663-1724). Cf. Dictionary of national biography.
Third of five pamphlets, commonly called Law is a bottomless pit, or, The history of John Bull.
Signatures: A-F⁴.
Title in double-ruled border.
Catchword on p. 25: will.
A variant has sig. D of a different setting with catchword on p. 25: how. Variant sig. D same as second edition.
Advertisement on final page for "Book sold by John Morphew ...."
Local notes:
RBC Teerink copy has catchword how on p. 25.
Culture Class Collection copy has catchword will on p. 25.
Culture Class Collection copy has bookplate of Cyrus Day on front pastedown.
Culture Class Collection copy bound with: Arbuthnot, John. Law is a bottomless-pit / printed from a manuscript found in the cabinet of the famous Sir Humphry Polesworth. London : Printed for John Morphew ..., 1712.
Penn Provenance:
Day, Cyrus (bookplate) (Culture Class Collection)
Penn Chronology:
1712
Cited in:
ESTC, 29119
Contributor:
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
English Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Contains:
History of John Bull.
OCLC:
6451765
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