Howard, Sir Robert] (1626-1698) but not named as author
A TWOFOLD VINDICATION OF THE LATE ARCH-BISHOP OF CANTERBURY [Tillotson], And of the Author of The History of Religion [Sir R. Howard]. The first Part defending the said Author against the Defamations of Mr. Fr. Atterbury's Sermon, and both those eminent Persons against a Traiterous Libel, titled, The Charge of Socinianism against Dr. Tillotson consider'd. In two Letters to the Honourable Sir R.H. The second containing Remarks on the said Sermon, and a reply to the same Libel .. By another Hand.
No publisher given [a secret press].
Small octavo contemporary dark brown leather on 4 raised bands, dentelles with traces of gilt (traces of spine label, leather with a reptilian surface). Early bookseller's catalogue slip on pastedown. Title page +185pp with 3 further titlepages all dated 1696 within the through pagination. None have any publishing information. Some water-staining at foot of pages towards the end, paper otherwise crisp and white. *Attributed by the British Library catalogue to Sir Robert Howard, Whig politician and dramatist, co-author with Dryden (his brother-in-law) of The Indian Queen, later set to music by Henry Purcell.
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