Eikonoklastes, in Answer to a Book Intitul'd Eikon Basilike, The Portracture of His Sacred Majesty King Charles the First in his Solitudes and Sufferings

Eikonoklastes, in Answer to a Book Intitul'd Eikon Basilike, The Portracture of His Sacred Majesty King Charles the First in his Solitudes and Sufferings

John Milton

Amsterdam, 1690


[Early Printing - English Civil War] Third ed. 8vo. Bound in contemporary or blind paneled calf.  Rebacked and repaired. Scattered foxing, a few quires have moderate toning. Lacking front blank (A1).  Wing M-2115. Wickenheiser 312. 

Milton's Eikonoklastes, or Iconoclast was first printed in 1649 to provide justification of the execution of Charles I.   It was written in opposition to the Eikon Basilike, a Royalist work published that same year and was an attempt by the Commonwealth government to counter the popular martyrdom of Charles.  This work is a seen as a prelude to his epic Paradise Lost.  After the restoration in 1660, the work was censured and publicly burned by the Hangman, by order of the King.  The Glorious Revolution of 1690 brought a new edition, this one, of Milton's tract.

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