Pro populo Anglicano defensio, contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensionem Regiam
(by John Milton)
Alexandri Mori Ecclesiastae & Sacrarum Litterarum Professoris Fides Publica (with the Supplementum)
(by Alexander Morus)
Scarce edition of Milton's Second Defense, bound with Alexander Morus' Fide Publica, including the Supplementum. In Milton's Second Defense, he launched a vitriolic attack upon Morus, in the mistaken belief that he was the author of an anonymous Royalist work containing a "rabid" attack on Milton, called Regii sanguinis clamor ad coelum (Cry of the King's blood to Heaven). Morus replied with Fides Publica in 1654, published like the Regii sanguinis by Adriaan Vlacq (also attacked by Milton). Milton then launched a second attack after Morus's reply. The true authorship of the Regii sanguinis, written by Pierre Du Moulin, sent to Salmasius and only seen into print by Morus, came out in 1670.
Hagae-Comitum: Adriani Vlacq, 1654 (Fides Publica Supplementum dated 1655). Title page, (xvi) but paginated on one side only of Lectori and Typograhus, 128; 238. Bound in later calf, covers decorated in blind, raised bands and gilt ruling to spine. Minor shelfwear to covers, contemporary writing to first blank and opposite title page, a handful of scattered stains to pages, overall quite clean.