FIRST EDITION, 12mo, pp. [xiv], 173, . First two and last leaves blank. Eighteenth-century French calf, spine gilt, marbled endpapers, edges red. A few sidenotes trimmed close, a tiny intermittent wormhole in gutter at head, some faint browning. A little marked, slightly rubbed and worn, particularly at spine ends and corners. Small purchase note dated 1741 to rear flyleaf.
Meric Casaubon (1599-1671), the tenth of Isaac Casaubon's seventeen children, settled in England after his father's death and published prolifically. This is 'a little treatise on the right use of words which takes the occasion to defend the posthumous protestant reputation of Hugo Grotius, who had earlier tried to find favour with Laud through Casaubon' (ODNB).