[AYLMER, John, (1521-94) bishop of London]. An harborowe for faithfull and trewe subiectes agaynst the lateblowne blaste, concerning the Government of Wemen, wherin be confuted all such reasons as a straunger of late made in that behalfe, with a breife exhortation to Obedience. Anno mdlix. At Strasborowe the 26. of April. [London: John Day, 1559].
Small 4° (177 x 127mm). Collation: A4 s2 B-R4 (lacking final blank leaf). Woodcut printer's device on R3v. (Marginal dampstaining restored, in lower outer corner of last 4 leaves, not affecting the text; wormhole in printer's device.) Early 19th-century half calf. Provenance: Luton, pencilled inscription.
A famous reply to John Knox's Monstrous Regiment of Women, published on the occasion of the accession of Queen Elizabeth. Aylmer was one of the Marian exiles in Strassburg, but returned to England in 1559 and was restored to the archdeaconry at Stow. FIRST EDITION, second issue, with added preface and errata on 2 leaves. STC 1006 (recording 9 copies, including the 2 Bute copies).