(BURNET, Thomas) A Second Tale of a Tub: or, the History of Robert Powel the Puppet-Show-Man. Printed for J. Roberts near the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane. 1715
, xlii, . 44-219, pp, initial imprimatur leaf, engraved frontispiece. 8vo. A6 loose in binding. Full contemporary panelled calf, raised bands,red morocco label. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar, with armorial bookplate on titlepage verso. Fine.
¶ESTC N22063, the variant with the price 3s, 6d on the title-page. The first edition of this satire on Pope's friend, Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, written by the pro-Whig Burnet and George Duckett. In this same year the two also joined to attack Pope's projected translation of Homer's Iliad, and Pope duly cited Duckett as one of his examples of hack style in Peri Bathous (1728). The title of this present work refers to Swift's employment by Harley as a pamphleteer.