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An Enquiry (sic) into The Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at DARIEN, or an Answer to a Libel Entituled (sic) A Defence (sic) of the Scots Abdicating DARIEN

An Enquiry (sic) into The Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at DARIEN, or an Answer to a Libel Entituled (sic) A Defence (sic) of the Scots Abdicating DARIEN

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An Enquiry (sic) into The Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at DARIEN, or an Answer to a Libel Entituled (sic) A Defence (sic) of the Scots Abdicating DARIEN: Submitted to the Consideration of Good People of England.

by [Darien] (Ridpath, George)

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12 mo. (7 x 4 1/2 inches) Glasgow, 1700. First Edition. (viii) 112 pages. Good condition: early nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards, considerable wear to hinges (front hinge split, but holding), title in gilt on spine.

Walter Herries (or Harris) was a pamphleteer who participated in the first Darien "adventure." Upon his return to England, he was offered inducements by English politicians to write a book that would ruin the reputation of the members of the Darien Company. His book was "Declared by a royal proclamation to be a 'false, scandalous, and traitorous libel'."

This book, attributed to Ridpath, is an answer to Herries's book, and an attack on English politicians. Ridpath was a Scottish journalist who wrote and supported Whig interests against the Tories.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
An Enquiry (sic) into The Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at DARIEN, or an Answer to a Libel Entituled (sic) A Defence (sic) of the Scots Abdicating DARIEN
Author
[Darien] (Ridpath, George)
Format/Binding
Early nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards, considerable wear to hinges (front hinge split, but holding), title in gilt
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
Glasgow
Date Published
1700
Weight
0.00 lbs
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Americana; Old and Rare;

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Gilt
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Calf
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