To be distinguished from two other editions or issues of 1625, one with imprint "Printed for Matthew Lownes," and the other with "Printed by H.L. for Mathew Lownes." Cf. STC. In the former of these, the date is printed in arabic numerals. Continuation of a controversy begun by the author's A gagg for the new Gospell? No, a new gagg for an old goose (written in answer to A gag for the new Gospel, by Matthew Kellison), which was followed by public attacks on Montagu by John Yates and Samuel Ward. The printer is Humphrey Lownes, Matthew's brother. Signatures: pi² a⁴ *⁴ A-SS⁴ TT² (pi1, TT2 blank). Printer's device on t.p., headpieces, initials. Sideglosses. Gatherings a and A are in the same setting as STC 18030. The informers have been identified as John Yates and Samuel Ward. Cf. DNB.
Initial blank pi1 wanting in lib. copy, final blank TT2 partly wanting. In lib. copy, dedicatory epistle (gathering a) bound in after contents (gatherings * and A). Binding: contemporary limp vellum (ties wanting). Originally classed as: BX5130.M753 1625.
STC (2nd ed.) 18030.5. ESTC (RLIN) S123227.
Provenance: deleted inscriptions; Arthur R. Watts [?] (t.p.); Edmund Watts (on last leaf) (inscriptions).