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A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE ENGLISH NATION.
[Defoe, Daniel].

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE ENGLISH NATION.

Vol. III Numb. 63. Saturday, May 25. 1706. pp.(249-252). Vol. III Numb. 64 Tuesday, May 28. 1706. pp.(253-256). Vol. III Numb. 70. Tuesday, June 11. 1706. pp.(277-280). Vol. III Numb. 90. Saturday, July 27. 1706. pp.(357-360). Vol. III Numb. 91. Tuesday, July 30.1706. pp.(361-364). Vol. III Numb. 92. Thursday, August 1. 1706. pp.(365-368). Vol. IV Numb. 6. Saturday, February 22. 1706. pp.(21-24). Vol. IV Numb. 101. Saturday, October 4 1707. pp.(401-404). Vol. IV Numb. 118. Thursday November 13. 1707. pp.(469-472). Vol. V. Numb. 11 Thursday, April 22. 1708. pp.(41-44). Vol. V. Numb. 30 Saturday June 5 1708. pp.(117-120). Vol. V Numb. 31 Tuesday, June 8. 1708. pp.(121-124). Vol. VI Numb. 17 Thursday, May 12. 1709 pp.(65-68). Vol. VI Numb. 99. Tuesday, November 22. 1709. pp.(393-396). Vol. VI Numb. 100. Thursday, November 24. 1709. pp.(397-400). Vol. VI Numb. 112. Thursday, December 22. 1709. pp.(445-448). Vol. VI Numb. 116. Tuesday, January 3. 1709. pp.(461-464). Vol. VI Numb. 117 Thursday, January 5. 1709. pp.(465-468). Vol. VI Numb. 119. Tuesday, January 10. 1710. pp.(473-476). Vol. VI Numb. 121 Saturday, January 14. 1710. pp.(481-484).
Sm. 4to. 20 issues stitched together, in no particular order. Drop title. Browning, occasional fraying, disbound. ODNB ‘... His great achievement of 1704 was to launch The Review, the ground-breaking periodical that moved English journalism in new directions. Before Defoe, what news was printed was without elaboration, interpretation, or even context. The Review demonstrated the possibilities of using history and news for propaganda purposes, and pointed out the advantages of a sense of discrete audiences. His first great biographer, James Sutherland, wrote, 'If Robinson Crusoe is indisputably Defoe's greatest work, the Review can at least claim to be his most astonishing performance' (Sutherland, 106). Defoe wrote nearly every word of it, regardless of where he was or his personal situation, from the first number on 19 February 1704 to the last on 11 June 1713 ...’ Originally issued in a print run of just 400, this extraordinarily scarce periodical is truly one of Defoe’s greatest works. ‘"Defoe's Review" tapped into a new cultural community, helping to create the climate for Steele and Addison to develop the ""Tatler"" and ""Spectator"" in later years. This volume is suitable for scholars researching the history and literature of the eighteenth century, as well as the history of print and the book.’ World Cat. ESTC P1863 & P1868. ‘Three times a week. Edited by Daniel Defoe (cf. NCBEL; McLeod). Year of publication from colophon; place of publication assumed from collective title page to vol. 4. NCBEL, II:1343; McLeod, W. and V. Graphical directory, 1702-1714, p. 47-48; Times handlist, p. 35; Brit. union cat. of periodicals, IV:517;
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