Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio, Contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensionem Regiam
Joannis Miltoni Defensio Secunda Pro Populo Anglicano: accesit Alexandri Mori Ecclesiastse, Sacrarumque, Litterarum Professoris Fides Publica, Contra calumnias Joannis Miltoni
Two scarce editions of Milton's First and Second Defenses, the first being the first Elzevier edition and the second being the Adriaan Vlacq edition, both editions published in the same year the works were originally published.
Londoni: typis Du Gardianis [i. e., Leiden: Lodewijk Elzevier], 1651. Armorial device to title page; pp. 283.
Hagae-Comitum: Adriani Vlacq, 1654. Title page, (xvi) but paginated on one side only of Lectori and Typograhus, 128.
12mo, two blanks bound between the two works, bound in calf, ruled and decorated in blind, raised bands to spine with title and date in gilt, rebacked. Covers show shelfwear and rubbing, binding remains tight and secure. 19th century owner inscriptions to front pastedown, some light toning to pages with a few random stains, overall internally quite clean.