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The History of the Proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.
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[HUME, David.]

The History of the Proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.

Published: London: for W. Owen, 1761

Stock code: 95354

Price: £6,250

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First edition. This political satire directed against the Elder Pitt has usually been attributed to Adam Ferguson. However, D. R. Raynor published an edition of the work in 1982 (Sister Peg, a pamphlet hitherto unknown by David Hume, Cambridge, CUP) with an authoritative introduction setting out the reasons for attribution to Hume. See the Supplement to the Chuo catalogue, pp. 17–20.

Octavo (153 94 mm). Contemporary pale tan calf, spine ruled gilt in compartments, red leather label, preserved in a custom made cloth box. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Title lightly toned, the odd mark, pencil marginalia erased; an excellent copy of a scarce title.

Bibliography: Chuo 111; not in Fieser, Jessop or Todd.

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