A SHORT DEFENCE OF THE ORDERS OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, AS BY LAW ESTABLISH'D: AGAINST SOME SCATTER'D OBJECTIONS OF MR. WEBSTER OF LINNE.

London: Printed and Sold by Randal Taylor, [1688]. [4],35.[1]pp. Small quarto. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Early ink authorship attribution on title, some darkening at edges and a few small discolorations in lower margin, imprimatur leaf detached and a bit ragged at gutter; near very good. Item #WRCLIT69658

First (?) edition. Another 1688 printing or issue with the same collation, but without an imprimatur leaf, bears the imprint of William Redmaine and Thomas Bennett. Best known for his 1698 critique of Dryden's Virgil and later verse, Milbourne (1649-1720) here defends his own high-church sympathies. ESTC R15534. McALPIN IV:295.

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