THE SPEECH OF A MEMBER OF THE CONSTITUTION- CLUB AT OXFORD, FEB. 9 1715-16. BEING HIS DEFENSE AGAINST CERTAIN ARTICLES EXHIBITED AGAINST HIM AND SEVERAL OTHER GENTLEMEN, IN THE CHANCELLOR'S COURT THERE.

London: Printed for John Baker, at the Black Boy in Pater-Noster Row, 1716. [4],35,[1]pp. Octavo. Extracted from pamphlet volume, untrimmed. Somewhat dusty and lightly foxed, upper blank fore-margin of half-title torn away, otherwise a good copy. Item #WRCLIT65972

First edition. ESTC locates a single edition, but with the date inferential, [1716]. The present copy is explicitly dated. The occasional attribution to Ayliffe is noted by ESTC, but is problematic, as the issues herein pertain to charges of disturbing the peace and political rowdiness while at a tavern rather than to the issues that preoccupied Ayliffe at the time. ESTC locates 9 copies in North America. ESTC N24401.

Price: $125.00