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[Dunton, John].

THE ATHENIAN CATECHISM

To which is added, The Gentlemanís Courant, Or, News for the Ingenious. From Friday, October 13. to Tuesday, October 17, 1704. [5] Numb. 2. pp.(5-8) [pp.7-8 torn and 2 lacking textual portions and misbound after the following issue]. From Tuesday, October 17, to Friday, October 20. 1704. [9] Numb. 3. pp.(9-12) (stained in part). From Tuesday, October 24, to Friday, October 27. 1704. [17] Numb. 5. pp.(17-19). (Shaved across tail lacking last line of text). From Friday, October 27, to Wednesday, November 1. 1704. [21] Numb. 6. pp.(21-24). From Wednesday, November 1, to Tuesday, November 7, 1704. [25] Numb. 7. pp.(25-28). From Tuesday, November 7, to Saturday, November 11, 1704. [29] Numb. 8 pp.(29-32). From Saturday, November 11, to Tuesday, November 14. 1704. [33] Numb. 9. pp.(34-36). From Tuesday, November 14, to Friday, November 17. 1704. [37] Numb. 10. pp.(37-40). From Friday, November 17, to Tuesday, November 21. 1704. [41] Numb. 11 pp.(41-44). From Tuesday, November 21, to Friday, November 24. 1704. [45] Numb. 12. pp.(45-48). From Friday, November 24, to tuesday, November 28. 1704. [9] Numb. 13. pp.(50-52). (Lacking portion to head at gutter hinge al. affecting lettering). From Tuesday, November 28, to Friday, December 1. 1704. [53] Numb. 14. pp.(53-56). From Friday, December 1, to Tuesday, December 5. 1704. [57] Numb. 15. pp.(57-60). From Tuesday, December 5, to Friday, December 8, 1704. [61] Numb. 16. pp.(61-64). Pp.61-2 lacking leading corner sl. affecting lettering.
Sm. 4to. Numbers 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. 14 Issues. Drop title. Browned, fragile with some chipping and closed tears, not stitched in order, disbound. London : Printed for S. Malthus, in London-House-Yard, near St. Paul's 1704. Extraordinarily scarce, apparently unrecorded by ESTC, and British Library. Copac lists no. 17 only at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Ď20 Numbers complete the first volume of the Athenian Catechism, and are sold at 18d. A second volume of this catechetial project will be published if due encouragement be given by the New Athenian Society.í Leterary [sic] Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century by John Nichols. The Athenian Society was an organization founded by John Dunton in 1691 to facilitate the writing and publication of his earlier weekly periodical The Athenian Mercury. The topics in the above issues include The Character of a Town-Miss, the Character of a Rake, a view of Scandanavia, A Catechism for Paint and Patches, The Occasional Conformistís Catechism, The Atheistsís Penintential Catechism, A Catechism for our late Pamphleteers,The Bigotted Dissenterís Catechism, The Occasional Non-Confirmistís Catechism,
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