THE CRAFTSMAN. BY CALEB D'ANVERS, OF GRAY'S INN, ESQ. VOLS. 2, 4, 6, and 7.
London: Printed for R. Francklin, 1727-1731. vii, 316, 299, 331, 407 pp. Plus indexes and engraved frontis. in each vols. 12mos. Consists of nos. 45-85 (with extraordinary issue between no. 66 and 67), nos. 125-150 (with 2 appendices), nos. 183-217 (with 1 appendix), and nos. 218-255. Worn leather, small labels on spines, discrete lib. withdrawn stamps, else contents fine and bright. Influential Whig political journal edited by Nicholas Amhurst (1697-1742) under the pseudonym Caleb d'Anvers. Contributors included William Pulteney (Earl of Bath) and Henry Saint-John (Lord Bolingbroke). Most of their and other contributors' commentary was directed against the government of Sir Robert Walpole and on several occasions the journal was suppressed through arrests of Amhurst and his printer Richard Francklin.
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