GEREE, John Katadunastes [Greek]: Might overcoming Right. Or a cleer Answer to M. John Goodwin's Might and Right well met. Wherein is cleared, that the Action of the Army in secluding many Parliament Men from the Place of their Discharge of Trust, and the Imprisoning of some of them, is neither defensible by the Rules of solid Reason, nor Religion. London, printed for Robert Bostock, 1649.
Small 4to. 20th-century plain boards; pp. [viii], 41; margins a little browned and with a few minor flaws; otherwise very good.
Very rare first edition of this pamphlet by the Nonconformist Puritan John Geree, who had been appointed preacher at St Faith under St Paul's, the parish of which consisted largely of people connected with book production, publishing and selling, as St. Pauls' Church yard was the adress of many such businesses. In a controversy with John Goodwin he declared that the seclusion and imprisoning of certain Parlamentarians by the army was defensible neither by reason nor religion. He wanted to steer the public away from rising tensions and radilization; however, he died in February 1649, soon after the King's execution.