THE NORFOLK GAMESTER: or, The Art of managing the Whole Pack, Even King, Queen, and Jack. Robert WALPOLE.
THE NORFOLK GAMESTER: or, The Art of managing the Whole Pack, Even King, Queen, and Jack.

THE NORFOLK GAMESTER: or, The Art of managing the Whole Pack, Even King, Queen, and Jack.

London: Printed and sold by J. Dormer, 1734. First edition. Folio. 15 pp. “Satires in verse upon Sir Robert Walpole” (OCLC). Walpole (1676-1745) served as prime minister to George I and George II, 1721-1742, lifting the Whigs to dominant power and solidifying the power of the House of Commons; “as the first minister since the Restoration to make a special study of finance and commerce, he laid the foundations of free-trade and of modern colonial policy” (DNB). Foxon N319. ESTC T43146. Relatively uncommon in the United States, OCLC seems to locate eight copies here (New York Public, Huntington, Yale, Harvard, Minnesota, Duke, Princeton, Texas-Austin). Later marbled wrappers. Very good. Item #66706

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