Miscellanea Aulica: or, and Collection of State-Treatises, never before publish’d.

  • Brown, Thomas, ed.
  • London: Printed for J. Hartley 1702
  • ESTC T144083.

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [xvi], 175, [1], 161-440. Contemporary panelled sheep. Some spotting and toning. Extremities rubbed and a touch worn, sometime smartly rebacked, new spine gilt.

Notes

A historical collection by Thomas Brown (d. 1704), famous for his spontaneous epigram 'I do not love thee, Dr Fell' and 'equally distinguished by ability and dissipation' (ODNB). He translated from ancient and modern languages with facility, befriended and ghost-wrote for Aphra Behn, was known by his contemporaries for his intellect and satires, and almost certainly gathered this dry but useful group of important historico-political letters and treatises solely for the money. The topics include duelling, Germany, multiple entries on Scotland and its disorders and grievances, and kingly prerogative, particularly in regard to wars and international alliances.

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