8vo, pp. iv, 5-34; woodcut device to title; a very good copy, disbound.
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Killing no Murder, briefly discoursed in three Questions.
Later edition of Sexby and Titus’s famous apology for tyrannicide. Though a soldier in Cromwell’s New Model Army and an early agitator whose Apologie of the Common Soldiers was influential in the radicalisation of the parliamentary army, Edward Sexby (c. 1616–1658) eventually came to disagree with the Protectorate, escaping arrest in 1655 and fleeing to Flanders. Killing no Murder, first published in the Netherlands in 1657, equates Cromwell to Caligula and Nero and argues that tyrannicide cannot be murder, as tyranny suspends the normal course of law.
The text was frequently reprinted throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries at times of unrest.
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[WILKES, John.] [ALMON, John.]
A Postscript to the letter, on libels, warrants, &c. In answer to a postcript [sic] in the defence of the majority, and another pamphlet, entitled, considerations on the legality of general warrants.
First edition, likely the first of four issues in 1765, this with the error in both pagination and the title. This Postscript to John Wilkes’s Letter concerning libels of the same year and Charles Lloyd’s Defence of the majority (1764) is often attributed to Almon, who published Wilkes’s work. It rebuts criticism of the Letter and makes additions to the second and third editions.
To tou Epiktetou encheiridion. Ex editione Joannis Upton accurate expressum.
The first miniature Foulis edition of Epictetus in Greek, and the first Foulis Epictetus in Greek only; it had been preceded by a larger format, 12mo (1748) edition in Greek and Latin. A 1765 reissue was, according to ESTC, reset.