London, England: Typis Du Gardianis, 1652. Ninth Edition. Disbound. 12mo. IN LATIN: 5 1/8" x 2 7/8" Removed from boards (not present). All edges gilt. Blue, red and white marbled endpapers. Front free endpaper detached but present. Ex-Libris to front free endpaper with armorial coat of arms depicting a handful of five arrows atop a knight's headpiece, three stars on the shield, and the motto: "Be Mindful To Unite". Signature below of F. (?) Dawson Brodie. Leaf B7 is incorrectly marked B6, and L7 signed L6, in error. 276,  p. Fair. Item #84701
John Milton's popular rejection of the divine right of kings and defense of the English Commonwealth's actions has been described as "The best apology that ever was offered for bringing Kings to the Block." Milton was proud of this work which brought him fame; he had eloquently defended England from an attack by one of Europe's most noteworthy scholars.