A| TALE| OF A| TUB.| Written for the Universal Im-|provement of Mankind.| [rule]| Diu multumque desideratum.| [...] LONDON: Printed for John Nutt, near| Stationers-Hall. M DCC IV.
Cf. W. H. McBurney (1960), p.6-7 and ESTC for further editions. At least 10 editions appeared till 1730:
|A.||a||[...] (London: J. Nutt, 1704).|
|b||[...] 2nd edition (London: J. Nutt, 1704).|
|c||3rd editon (London: J. Nutt, 1704).|
|d||4th edition (London: J. Nutt, 1705).|
|e||4th edition (Dublin: Re-Printed and are to be sold only at Dick's and Loyd's Cofee-Houses, and the Printing Press in Fishamble Street, 1705).|
|f||5th edition (London: J. Nutt, 1710). eText: Deep Singh, http://www.duke.edu/~as1/tub.html.|
|g||[...] ANNO M.DCC.XI.|
|h||6th edition (London: S. Tooke/ B. Motte, 1724).|
|j||7th edition (London: B. Mote, 1727).|
Inspired by the success - frequently attributed to George Duckett. Accordig to R. Straus (1927), p.235 first published by E. Curll:
|B.||a||A Second Tale of a Tub: or, The History of Robert Powel the Puppet-Show-Man (London: J. Roberts, 1715). [Date of Publication: Prior to May 1715 - Charles Montagu, the Earl of Halifax dies after short illness on 19 May 1715 - and is still noted among the living.]|
|b||[...] second edition (London: J. Roberts, 1715).|
|c.||[...] third edition (London: J. Roberts, 1717).|
Complete History of the Christian Religion with all its factions presented as a satire about three brothers - interrupted by Prefaces, "Digressions" adorned with footnotes. Designed to keep the secondary discourse busy like the tub given to a whale to play with if he threatens to tumble the boat.
A Complete Key to The Tale of a Tub; with some account of the authors (London: E. Curll, 1710).