Vindiciae Academiarum, Containing Some briefe Animadversions upon Mr Websters Book, Stiled The Examination of Academies. Together with an Appendix concerning what M. Hobbs and M. Dell have published on this Argument.

  • [Ward, Seth]
  • Oxford: Printed by Leonard Lichfield, Printer to the University, for Thomas Robinson. 1654
  • ESTC R12478.


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SOLE EDITION, 4to, pp. [ii], 65, [1]. Disbound. Some toning particularly to outer leaves, these somewhat soiled and chipped, small paper flaws to two leaves with no loss of text. Small Harvard College Library and deaccession stamps to verso of title page.


A pamphlet by mathematician, astronomer and Bishop of Salisbury Seth Green (1617-1689) responding to John Webster's 'Academiarum Examen,' first published a year prior, 'a fierce attack on the English universities, both for their claim to provide the training for the clergy and for their scholastic curricula.' Green was then professor of astronomy at Oxford University and takes issue with a few of Webster's ideas.
The appendix contains his attacks on Hobbes' 'Leviathan' and 'The Tryal of Spirits' by William Dell.

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