Printed for H Mortlock, and J Robinson, in S. Paul's Church-yard. London. 1707. Octavo. (3), (1), (12), (3), 175, (bl.), 71, (bl.), 307, (12), (1) pp. Engraved frontis. Later full calf, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. Blind rules to boards. Endpapers renewed. Edges sprinkled red. p.43-4 diagonally torn (possibly a paper fault) with loss. Lost text supplied in facsimile. Occasional very light spotting. Signature "H. Vernon '79" to title page. A crisp and attractive copy.
"Consciously modelled on Thomas Smith's De republica Anglorum 'improved and fitted to the present times', it described English society, topography, and government, and celebrated at length 'a free People â€¦ averse from Slavery' â€¦ John Chamberlayne, in issuing a new edition of his father Edward Chamberlayne's Angliae notitiae, or, The Present State of England of 1669, accused Miege of plagiarism and, as a foreigner, of presumptionâ€¦Dismissing Chamberlayne's work as out of date, prone to error…