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The Secret History of Arlus and Odolphus, Ministers of State to the Empress of Grandinsula 1710 Colley Cibber

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“Ascribed to the Earl of Oxford, Robert Harley, but was most probably written by someone at his instigation …”. Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 24, p. 405. C. A. Stonehill, Anonyma and Pseudonyma: “By Daniel Defoe …”. At the end of Parnell, Poems on Several Occasions, 1726, Advertised as “by Mr. Cibber.”

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[Cibber, Colley], The Secret History of Arlus and Odolphus, Ministers of State to the Empress of Grandinsula. In which are discover’d the Labour’d Artifices formerly us’d for the Removal of Arlus, and the true Causes of his late Restoration, upon the Dismission of Odolphus and the Quinquinvirate. Humbly offer’d to those Good People of Grandinsula, who have not yet done wond’ring, why that PRINCESS wou’d Change so Notable a Ministry. In nova fert animus mutates dicere Formas Corpora—–– Printed in the Year, M DCC X. [London] Second edition. 37 pages, 18.5 cm, lacks original introductory and concluding blanks, now replaced with modern blanks. 8vo. Bound in the Newberry Library binder, with title and call number on the spine, with the Newberry stamp on the front cover with the Newberry bookplate, with pencil annotation “Duplicate withdrawn 12-20-94 A.L.”. Pencil annotation on title-page “113840”; another annotation on verso of title-page “Case J 54555.8” with a blue stamped accession number. Page-edge repair to B3 (p.13) not affecting text. “Ascribed to the Earl of Oxford, Robert Harley, but was most probably written by someone at his instigation …”. Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 24, p. 405. C. A. Stonehill, Anonyma and Pseudonyma: “By Daniel Defoe …”. At the end of Parnell, Poems on Several Occasions, 1726, Advertised as “by Mr. Cibber.” NCBEL, V. 2, p. 778.  Condition very good, ex libris Newberry Library.