A Reply to the Answer Printed by his Majesties Command at Oxford to a printed book intituled Observations upon some of his Majesties late answers and Expresses by J.M.
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First Edition. 4to. f, 46pp. A clean copy, the edges are rather unevenly cut, and closely at the foot, affecting a few signatures and the last line of text on pages 40-45. There is a short tear in the fore-margin of the last two leaves (without loss), the lower inner corner of the last leaf is torn away and the last page is soiled.. Disbound, and re-sewn, in a quarter red goatskin folder.
London: for Matthew Walbancke, 1642
This is a reply to An Answer to a Printed Book, by Dudley Digges, which was written in answer to Henry Parker's Observations upon some of his Majesties late Answers and Expresses. This Reply was previously listed in Wing as being by Milton (M2176), but Parker states that it is not his work.
Another issue was published without Walbancke's name in the imprint. As the text progresses, the publisher has squeezed more and more lines on each page, resulting in a rather tightly packed last few pages.
Provenance: Bought by Maggs at Sotheby's in June 1976.
Stock Code: 52306